Erlenmatt – where city chic and park life meet

Basilea – Unica nel suo genere


From old freight depot to trendy residential quarter.

In northern Basel, a former freight depot has been transformed into a vibrant new quarter. The new area sets the standard for sustainable development in the city and offers a glimpse of Basel's future.

On this guided tour, you will discover how new living spaces have been created in Erlenmatt, just a stone's throw from Basel city centre. In 2007, new developments gradually began to appear on this huge plot, which used to be the home of the Deutsche Bahn freight depot (nt/Areal). The area now boasts living spaces, parks and gardens, offices and commercial spaces, a school, a retirement home and several new bars and restaurants. The planning and construction stages focused on careful use of resources and ensuring an environmentally friendly approach, while social aspects were also given top priority during the quarter's development.

At the heart of this quarter characterized by contrasts is Erlenmattpark. Surrounded by buildings and covering around 50,000 m2, the park forms a green corridor that leads directly to the nearby Lange Erlen recreation area. On this circular walking tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the careful planning that went into this public park first-hand.



Tours ending after 6.00 pm are subject to an evening surcharge of CHF 60.
Bookings made less than 24 hours in advance are subject to an express surcharge of CHF 50.

Punto d’incontro

Meeting point
In front of the the main entrance to the Musical Theater, Erlenstrasse