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


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Explore interesting sights in Basel, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Basel, Switzerland.

Sightseeing Tours in Basel

1. Tinguely Fountain

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Tinguely Fountain MyName (Rufus46) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fasnacht Fountain is a fountain created by the artist Jean Tinguely and stands on Theaterplatz in the Swiss city of Basel. It was built between 1975 and 1977 on the site of the stage of the old, demolished municipal theatre and was a gift from the 50-year-old Migros trading cooperative to the city of Basel. It is a new landmark for Basel, but is not a listed building.

Wikipedia: Fasnachts-Brunnen (DE)

2. Fondation Beyeler

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The Beyeler Foundation or Fondation Beyeler, with its museum in Riehen, near Basel (Switzerland), owns and oversees the art collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, which features modern and traditional art. The Beyeler Foundation museum includes a space for special exhibitions staged to complement the permanent collection. In 2006, approximately 340,000 persons visited the museum. The number of visitors in 2016 was 332,000. The Beyeler Foundation is the most visited museum of art in all of Switzerland. The museum is properly funded, and it receives annual grants from the cantons of Basel City and Basel County and the commune of Riehen. Major partners of the Foundation are Bayer AG, Novartis and Swiss bank UBS.

Wikipedia: Beyeler Foundation (EN), Website

3. Museum Kleines Klingental

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The Museum Kleine Klingental in Basel is located in the founding building “Kleine Klingental” of the former Nunkloster Klingental from 1274 and was founded in 1938/39 as a “Stadt- und Münstermuseum”. The museum houses the collection of original sculptures of the Basel Münster, which were replaced by copies at the Münster at restorations. In addition, the museum 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 monument preservation of Basel-Stadt.

Wikipedia: Museum Kleines Klingental (DE), Website

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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Zoologischer Garten Basel

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. Matthäuskirche

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The St. Matthew's Church in Basel is a Protestant Reformed church in the neo-Gothic style, which stands freely on Matthäusplatz in the Matthäus-Quartier. With its 80-metre-high church tower, it is the tallest church in Basel, taller than Basel Cathedral, St. Anthony's Church and St. Elizabeth's Church. The latter three, however, are topographically higher.

Wikipedia: Matthäuskirche (Basel) (DE)

7. Schweizer Sportmuseum

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The aim of the Swiss Sports Museum Foundation was to collect cultural assets from sport and to convey sport as part of everyday culture. The Foundation's office and headquarters were located in Basel. Since September 2011, a walk-in warehouse has been open to visitors on the Dreispitz in Münchenstein near Basel.

Wikipedia: Sportmuseum Schweiz (DE)

8. 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), Website

9. 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), Website

10. 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 from the Basel railway station.

Wikipedia: Strassburger memorial (EN)

11. 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), Website

12. 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)

13. Freidorf

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Freidorf Lizenz: CC BY-SA 4.0 Nutzung: Download und Nutzung frei Bildnachweis: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Zwyssig, Thomas / Com_FC04-4000-446 / CC BY-SA 4.0 / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Freidorf settlement belongs to Muttenz, Canton Basel-Landschaft, in Switzerland. The Freidorf housing estate is the most important settlement building in Switzerland from the time between the world wars and the first full cooperative in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Freidorf BL (DE), Website

14. 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 11 million objects.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum of Basel (EN), Website

15. 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), Website

16. Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel

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The HEK, formerly Haus for Electronic Arts Basel, is a museum and cultural center for contemporary art in the field of electronic media opened in 2011. It is located on the Dreispitz area at Freilagerplatz 9 in Münchenstein.

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

17. Pantheon

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The Pantheon Basel in Muttenz is a forum for classic car owners and those interested with a museum on the topics of cars and mobility on the road. The Pantheon is owned by Pantheon Basel AG, a 100% subsidiary of Musfeld AG.

Wikipedia: Pantheon Basel (DE), Website

18. 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 Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Basel (EN)

19. Anatomisches Museum

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The Anatomical Museum Basel is a museum in the Swiss city of Basel and shows original preparations and wax models of human body areas and organs. It is part of the anatomical institute of the University of Basel.

Wikipedia: Anatomisches Museum Basel (DE), Website

20. 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), Website

21. 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)

22. Rappaz Museum

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S Rappazmuseum isch e Museum im Huus Klingedaal 11 in the Gläibaasel where in the Baasler graphic artist and artist Rolf Rappaz Gwidmet isch. It is open from the Zääni on the Morge to the Fümfi at Nomiddaag.

Wikipedia: RappazMuseum (ALS), Website

23. Leonhardskirche

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The Leonhardskirche is a Protestant-reformed church in the city of Basel. The Gothic city and collegiate church is consecrated to St. Leonhard and is located in the Grossbasler old town on Leonhardskirchplatz.

Wikipedia: Leonhardskirche (Basel) (DE)


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