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Basel Itinerary 3 Days

Lacing the beautiful River Rhine, the city of Basel is a chosen path for many exploring alpine Switzerland. With its suburbs sprawling across not just Switzerland but even the neighboring France and Germany, Basel makes for a quintessential stop to those traveling these Schengen gems. Once an important trading and transportation hub, Basel today holds economic significance for leading the nation’s pharmaceutical industry. The city holds a treasure trove for those who are art lovers at heart and have a keen interest in history and architecture and that’s what the best things to do in Basel revolve around. 3 Days in Basel is just right to capture the essence of this Rhine-fronted city! Here’s what a good Basel Itinerary 3 Days look like.

What to see in 3 days in Basel?

Day 1 In Basel 

On your first day in Basel, it is best to get introduced to the city's essence before you take on exploring the hardcore sights which include a plethora of enlightening museums. Some of the old sights including that boast historical significance are what you must look forward to on Day 1. Begin with the awestriking Spalentor or Gate of Spalen. Set in the ancient walls of the city, this gate is counted as one of the most beautiful gates in Switzerland, not to mention it is one of the three leftover gateways of the city. Next up, is the Basel Zoo which is one of the best things to do in Basel with kids. The adults will be equally delighted to watch the 645-odd species of animals here at this oldest zoo in Switzerland.

Early evening would be perfect to venture the Foundation Beyeler. This is a museum that houses the collections of the iconic Foundation Beyeler along with his wife Hildy. Among the collection, it is the 23 Picassos at this museum that draw visitors. Unwind in the evening at the beautiful old town Basel also known as Altstadt. Laced with picturesque houses this part of Basel will take you back in time as you enjoy a leisure stroll through it.

Day 2 In Basel

The second day in Basel is all about the museums! You can cover the three best things to do in Basel including Historisches Museum Barfüsserplatz, The Cathedral Munster and Kunst Museum. Since Basel is all about museums that enlighten you about the region’s history with regards to art and culture especially, it would be a good idea to dedicate an entire day to museums. Commence your day with the Historisches Museum Barfüsser Platz or the Basel Historical Museum in English. Having been opened in the eighteenth century this museum is not only one of the most important in the country’s list of museums but also holds great significance for being a heritage site of national significance. The afternoon calls for a spiritual retreat at the stunning Münster Cathedral. Dedicated to St Paul, this cathedral is one of the most well-known landmarks in Basel. Conclude the second-day exploration at the Kunst Museum. Boasting of Switzerland's largest public art exhibit the Kunst Museum is also a heritage site of national significance.

Day 3 In Basel

You can never get enough of Basel’s museums, so what better way to finish your Basel sojourn that checking out two of the most distinct museums - the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel and Museum Tinguely. The Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel or the Dollhouse Museum is the continent's largest museum of its kind displaying a whopping 6,000 exhibits. There’s everything from dolls, teddy bears and even dollhouses at this museum, making it one of the best things to do in Basel with kids. Afterward head to the Museum Tinguely another lovely place to explore the region's art, especially throwing light on the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely.

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  • Trip Itinerary for Basel, Switzerland

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  • what are basel cards please .we are arriving on Saturday for 3 nights

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    • Basel cards are like guest cards which can be used to avail free public transportation services, and free Wi-Fi, along with a 50% discount on the admission fee of theatre Basel, Basel Museum, sightseeing bus tour, specific cruise trips, and Basel Zoo. 

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