Kleinbasel, Rhine River Bank
Visit Basel – Old Town
Basel Minster (Baseler Munster) – located in the Old Town along the Rhine River, the Basel Minster church was originally a Catholic church and is now Protestant. Construction was started around 1000. The two church towers are called Georgsturm and Martinsturm after two saints. The courtyards surrounding the church are particularly interesting.
The Middle Bridge (Mittlere Brucke) – the oldest bridge in Basel, located adjacent to the Old Town. See the trams traverse it frequently.
Town Hall – view the exterior mural paintings in the open air atrium. The Town Hall faces the Market Square (Marktplatz).
St Martin’s Church and the State Archives with over 1,000 years of history. They are located side by side on Martinskirchplatz in the Old Town.
Town Hall, Old Town Basel
Shop and wander through the pedestrian only streets of the Old Town, such as Freie Street (Freie Strasse).
Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Basel)
Museum of Cultures – Swiss museum of ethnography with exhibits for Europe, the South Pacific, America, Tibet and Bali.
Tram on Middle Bridge
Cross the Rhine River from Old Town
Ride the Klingental Ferry (Fähre) “Vogel Gryff” to cross the Rhine River from Old Town to Kaserne. Enjoy restaurants, free theater and concerts. There are several options like this to cross the Rhine on inexpensive reactive ferries that use a steel cable suspended over the river instead of using the power of an engine.
Visit Basel – Barfüsser Square Area
- Basel Historical Museum and the Stadtcasino Concert Hall on Barfussen Square.
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Theater Basel
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Visit Basel – Hotels
- Grand Hotel les Trois Roiss – luxury hotel in the Old Town area.
- East-West Riverside Hotel – less expensive accommodation with river views to the Old Town.
- Switzerland can very expensive, so consider staying less than an hour away in Mulhouse, France or Freiburg, Germany.