Stories of Basel's Old Town

Stories of Basel's Old Town

Take a walking tour of Basel: expert and flexible guides take pleasure in presenting you with facts and anecdotes – both serious and light-hearted – about the past and the present. Discover Basel's old town, which features picturesque corners, prominent historic landmarks and also contemporary attractions such as modern buildings designed by well-known architects. Get to know Basel in more depth and marvel at various witnesses to the city's past. Take part in a fascinating two-hour journey through history and really get a feel for the city at the bend in the Rhine.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tinguely-Brunnen, Theatervorplatz Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel Switzerland

In 1977 Jean Tinguely created sculptural machines in a shallow fountain where the stage of the old city theatre company once stood, and in the process gifted Basel a famous new landmark.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, Barfuesserplatz 7, Basel 4051 Switzerland

This church is nowadays home of the Historic Museum of Basel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basel Minster, Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051 Switzerland

Together with the Mittlere Brücke, the Basler Münster (Cathedral) is probably the most famous landmark in Basel. With its red sandstone walls, colourful roof tiles and twin towers, no other building adorns the cityscape of Basel like the Cathedral.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Museum der Kulturen Basel, Muensterplatz 20, Basel 4051 Switzerland

The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe.

Stop At: Marktplatz, Basel 4001 Switzerland

You will pass by the lively market of Basel.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rathaus, Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001 Switzerland

The City Hall is the seat of the Basel government and its parliament. In the midst of the Old Town, it is particularly eye­catching with its red facade, the characteristic tower and playful frescoes.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Andreasplatz, Andreaspl., 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful square surrounded by little shops and beautiful houses.

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Depending on the composition of the group, tour commentaries may be given bilingual from Sunday to Friday."
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"

Hora de Inicio: 2:30 PM
Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Tinguely Fountain, Klostergasse 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Professional guide
  • Commentary in English and German

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


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