18 Sights in Basel, Switzerland (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Basel, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 18 sights are available in Basel, Switzerland.

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1. Elisabethenkirche

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The Elisabethenkirche, or Offene Kirche Elisabethen, is a 19th-century church building in the centre of Basel, next to the Theater Basel, in Switzerland. It is a well detailed example of Swiss Gothic Revival style churches. It has a 72 metres (236 ft) tall bell tower and spire. The tower has internal stairs.

Wikipedia: Elisabethenkirche, Basel (EN)

2. Pauluskirche

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St. Paul's Church is a Reformed Church in Basel, Switzerland, part of the Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton Basel-Stadt. The church was constructed between May 1898 and November 1901 by Karl Moser (1860–1936) and Robert Curjel, and features a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. The apse is fitted with a stone pulpit that is raised behind a stone communion table. The apse also features a gallery, with a central arch behind the pulpit, in which the organ and choir are placed. It features artwork in Art Nouveau style including relief work on the church exterior above the main entrance by sculptor Carl Burckhardt (1878–1923), mosaics on the inner front wall by Heinrich Altherr (1878–1947) and stained glass windows by Max Laeuger (1864–1952).

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Basel (EN)

3. Museum Kleines Klingental

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The Museum Kleines Klingental in Basel is located in the foundation building «Kleines Klingental» of the former nunnery Klingental from 1274 and was founded in 1938/39 as the «Stadt- und Münstermuseum». The museum houses the collection of original sculptures from Basel Minster, which were replaced by copies during restorations. The museum also houses a model of the city of Basel as it looked in the 17th century and a model of the Klingental monastery in the 16th century. The museum is managed by the Cantonal Preservation of Monuments Basel-Stadt.

Wikipedia: Museum Kleines Klingental (DE)

4. St. Jakobs-Denkmal

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The St. Jakobs Memorial is a statue originally erected in 1824 in the Canton Basel, Switzerland in memory of the fallen Swiss soldiers in the Battle of St. Jakob at the Birs of 1444. Due to extensive maintaining costs the government demanded the replacement of the first memorial with one built from a more durable material. In 1872, the current statue, built by the Swiss sculptor Ferdinand Schlöth was erected.

Wikipedia: St. Jakobs Memorial (EN)

5. Zoologischer Garten Basel

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Zoo Basel is a non-profit zoo in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Its official name is Zoologischer Garten Basel — or in English: Basel Zoological Garden. Basel residents affectionately call it Zolli. Its main entrance is just outside Basel's downtown strip of Steinen-Vorstadt and extends in the Birsig stream valley to Basel's city border with Binningen, Basel-Country.

Wikipedia: Zoo Basel (EN)

6. Schweizer Sportmuseum

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The purpose of the Swiss Sports Museum Foundation was to collect cultural assets of sport and to convey sport as part of everyday culture. The Foundation's office and headquarters were located in Basel. A walk-in camp has been accessible to visitors since September 2011 on the Dreispitz in Münchenstein near Basel.

Wikipedia: Sportmuseum Schweiz (DE)

7. Skulpturhalle

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The Skulpturhalle Basel is a museum in Basel, Switzerland, featuring cast replicas of antique sculpture. With around 2,000 casts it is the largest collection of its kind in the country, having tripled in size between 1985 and 2010. Since 1961 the collection has been managed by the Antikenmuseum Basel.

Wikipedia: Skulpturhalle Basel (EN)

8. Basel Historical Museum – Barfüsserkirche

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The Basel Historical Museum is one of the largest and most important museums of its kind in Switzerland and a heritage site of national significance. It opened in 1892. The museum is divided into three buildings within the city of Basel: the Barfüsserkirche, Haus zum Kirschgarten and Musikmuseum.

Wikipedia: Basel Historical Museum (EN)

9. Strassburger Denkmal

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Strassburger Denkmal Wladyslaw Sojka / FAL

The Strassburger memorial is a monument in Basel established in memory of the help the civil population of Strassburg received from Switzerland during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-1871. It was modeled by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and is located in a park across the Basel railway station.

Wikipedia: Strassburger memorial (EN)

10. Schloss Binningen

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Schloss Binningen Andreas Kraneis / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

Binningen Castle (German: Schloss Binningen) is a castle in the centre of the municipality of Binningen bei Basel, Switzerland. Today the castle houses a restaurant and hotel. Originally, the complex was designed as a pond castle, but the water was filled in 1772.

Wikipedia: Schloss Binningen (Schweiz) (DE)

11. Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

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The Museum of Contemporary Art in Basel (Switzerland) opened in 1980 as the first public museum in Europe exclusively dedicated to the production and practice of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. It is a heritage site of national significance.

Wikipedia: Museum of Contemporary Art (Basel) (EN)

12. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Own work / CC BY-SA 3.0

Natural History Museum Basel is a natural history museum in Basel, Switzerland that houses wide-ranging collections focused on the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology and paleontology. It has over 7.7 million objects.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum of Basel (EN)

13. Museum der Kulturen

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The Museum of Cultures in Basel is a Swiss museum of ethnography with large and important collections of artifacts, especially from Europe, the South Pacific, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and Bali. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Wikipedia: Museum of Cultures (Basel) (EN)

14. Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel

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The HEK, formerly Haus für elektronische Künste Basel, is a museum and cultural centre for contemporary art in the field of electronic media opened in 2011. It is located on the Dreispitz site in Basel/Münchenstein.

Wikipedia: HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel) (DE)

15. Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau

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Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau Wladyslaw Sojka / FAL

The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the oldest public art collection in the world and is generally considered to be the most important museum of art in Switzerland. It is listed as a heritage site of national significance.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Basel (EN)

16. Leonhardskirche

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The Leonhardskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Basel, Germany. The Gothic town and collegiate church is dedicated to St. Leonhard and stands in Grossbasel's old town on Leonhardskirchplatz.

Wikipedia: Leonhardskirche (Basel) (DE)

17. Theater Basel

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Theater Basel Norbert Aepli, Switzerland (User:Noebu) / CC BY 2.5

Theater Basel is the municipal theatre of the city of Basel, Switzerland, which is home to the city's opera and ballet companies. The theatre also presents plays and musicals in addition to operas and operettas.

Wikipedia: Theater Basel (EN)

18. Mühlemuseum

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The Watermill Museum Brüglingen is housed within the former watermill and stands in the lower plain of Brüglingen, in the sub-district "Neue Welt", Münchenstein, in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Watermill Museum Brüglingen (EN)

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