Best Things To Do in Basel, Switzerland

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  1. Basel Zoo

    # 1 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 2231 times in trip plans
    Basel Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: Binningerstrasse 40, 4054 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The Basel Zoo is renowned not only for its repertoire of animals, but also for the breeding program where they breed endangered species in captivity. Spanning almost 17 hectares, the Basel Zoo is a fu...Read more

  2. The Cathedral Munster

    # 2 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 1228 times in trip plans
    The Cathedral Munster

    Tags: Religious Site, View Point, Cathedral

    Address: Rittergasse 3, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Basel Cathedral is a popular tourist attraction. Standing tall overlooking the Rhine, it doesn’t take much to deduce the importance of this red sandstone walled twin towered Cathedral. Rebui...Read more

  3. Kunst Museum

    # 3 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 1215 times in trip plans
    Kunst Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum

    Address: Sankt Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Basel is no strangers to museums! Home of the oldest museum of Switzerland, the Kunstmuseum’s exhibits are divided into two time frames- the 1400-1600 and 1800 to the present. A not-so-consolida...Read more

  4. Rathaus

    # 4 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 473 times in trip plans
    Rathaus

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: AltstadtGrossbasel, Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Rathaus or City Hall, dominated the Market Plaza with its red facade. Built in the 1501, the City Hall was built to symbolize the city inclusion in to the Swiss Confederate. The centre of City Hal...Read more

  5. Basel Paper Mill Museum

    # 5 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 547 times in trip plans
    Basel Paper Mill Museum

    Tags: Museum, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museum

    Address: Sankt Alban-Tal 37, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There are very few places left in the world, where you can see the process of how paper is made, in the very same place it used to be made during its glory days. What used to be a fully functional pap...Read more

  6. Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

    # 6 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 835 times in trip plans
    Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Steinenvorstadt 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Imagine a museum full of toys! Not only is it guaranteed fun for the kids, but even the adults will relive their childhood with the sheer variety of toys on display here. The SpielzeugWelten Museum Ba...Read more

  7. Historisches Museum Barfusser Platz

    # 7 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 685 times in trip plans
    Historisches Museum Barfusser Platz

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Barfusserplatz 4, 4001 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    With its exteriors as impressive as the interiors, the History Museum leaves no stone unturned to wow you! Housed within a 14th century church, the Church of the Shoeless Friars, no places chronicles ...Read more

  8. Spalentor

    # 8 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 912 times in trip plans
    Spalentor

    Tags: Landmark

    Address: Spalenvorstadt, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Not many know this, but in the medieval days, Basel was a walled city complete with city gates. Three of these city gates still stand and the most beautiful and grandest one of them all is the Gate of...Read more

  9. Ploy Siam Restaurant

    # 9 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 5 times in trip plans
    Ploy Siam Restaurant

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Güterstrasse 187, 4053 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 11:30 am - 02:00 pm Details

    For enjoying the authentic Thai food, Ploy Siam Restaurant can be the perfect choice with its generous portion of food at a cheap price and friendly service of the staffs who are multilingual. Juicy m...Read more

  10. Ueli Stube

    # 10 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 53 times in trip plans
    Ueli Stube

    Address: Riehenring 67 4058 Basel, Switzerland +41 61 681 40 07

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are looking for some great food and good service at the same time, then you might as well try UEli Stube. The place is very popular with locals and travellers from around the country....Read more

  11. Papa Joe's

    # 11 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Papa Joe's

    Address: Barfüsserplatz/ Stadtcasino, CH-4051 Basel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Eating at Papa is a great experience. The place offers a unique and fantastic ambience. The food is mainly local cuisine and they also play some really nice soft music in the background. There is a ca...Read more

  12. Schweizerhof Hotel

    # 12 of 589 Things To Do in Basel
    Schweizerhof Hotel

    Address: Centralbahnplatz 1, Basel, Basel, 4002, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The hotel is in a good location, opposite the railway station and near many city attractions. You can easily go into downtown; just a few minutes drive. Drinks are for free as well as some bottled wat...Read more

  13. Zum Rothen Schneck

    # 13 of 589 Things To Do in Basel
    Zum Rothen Schneck Image

    Address: Oberer Rheinweg 67, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

    The Zum Rothen Schneck right on the banks of the Rhine River is one of the hidden jewels of the city offering ethereal views of the river to enjoy for hours on end. This three-storied building with an...Read more

  14. Krafft

    # 14 of 589 Things To Do in Basel
    Krafft

    Address: Rheingasse 12, CH-4058 Basel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Firstly you need to make a reservation if you want to use this restaurant especially on weekends. The restaurant has got this unique and elegant ambience. Try their marroni (chestnut) soup with porcin...Read more

  15. Coop City Basel Pfauen Food

    # 15 of 589 Things To Do in Basel | Added 22 times in trip plans
    Coop City Basel Pfauen Food

    Tags: Market

    Address: Freie Str. 75, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    From the clothes and accessories according to the latest fashion trends, decor items, footwear, cosmetics, grocery, stationery or toys, Pfauen supermarket is there to cater all your needs, There is a ...Read more

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  • Spalentor

    Spalenvorstadt

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Römische Badruine

    Ernst-Eisenlohr-Straße 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Hölle

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schönes Haus/Schöner Hof

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Chapelle du Vorbourg

    Route du Vorbourg 188

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Château

    Rue du 23-Juin 25

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Forêt de la Hardt

    Forests
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  • Bergsee

    Lakes
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  • Museum der Kulturen

    Münsterplatz 20

    Museums
  • Kunsthalle Basel

    Klostergasse 5

    Museums
  • Botanischer Garten der Universität

    Schönbeinstrasse 6

    Museums
  • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

    Steinenvorstadt 1

    Museums
  • Cartoonmuseum Basel

    Sankt Alban-Vorstadt 28

    Museums
  • Pharmazie-Historisches Museum der Universität Basel

    Totengässlein 3

    Museums
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  • Sauna am Rhy

    St. Alban Rheinweg 195

    Amusement Parks
  • Rolf Walser, Vergnügungsbetriebe

    Spalentorweg 37

    Amusement Parks
  • Laser Game Evolution

    175 avenue Robert Schuman

    Amusement Parks Restaurants Landmarks
  • Vogelpark Steinen

    L136

    Landmarks Amusement Parks
  • Royal Kids

    12 rue de d'Annecy

    Amusement Parks
  • Kiné-Fluo

    175 avenue Robert Schuman, Goolfy

    Amusement Parks
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  • Café-Bar Elisabethen

    Elisabethenstrasse 10

    Restaurants Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Parterre

    Klybeckstrasse 1b

    Restaurants Bars
  • V.I.P. Restaurant SA

    Steinenvorstadt 32

    Restaurants Bars
  • Cafe del Mar

    Steinentorstrasse 30

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants
  • Don Pincho - Tapas Bar

    St. Johanns-Vorstadt 58

    Restaurants Bars
  • Restaurant Union

    Klybeckstrasse 95

    Restaurants Bars
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  • Grand Casino Basel

    Flughafenstrasse 225

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Gundeldinger-Casino Basel AG

    Güterstrasse 213

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Number One Spielothek

    Marktplatz 9

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielsalon Frieden

    Alte Mühlestraße 9

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants Bars
  • Comptoir Milfort

    40 rue Jean Monnet

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielgruppe Schlössli

    In den Kleematten 13

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Landschaftspark Wiese

    Dog Parks
  • Club Canin de Habsheim

    Dog Parks
  • Laub

    Dog Parks
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  • Boje 422

    Beaches
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  • Erika

    Itelpfad 14

    Hiking
  • Wasserfallenbahn

    Oberbiel 62

    Hiking
  • Revue Thommen AG

    Hauptstrasse 85

    Hiking
  • Ruine Scheidegg

    Hiking
  • Knoll Wolfgang

    Silcherweg 4

    Hiking
  • Waldenburgertal

    Postfach 108

    Hiking
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