The surroundings of Basle include the Roman colony of Augusta Raurica and the Dornach Goetheanum, a massive Expressionist structure.
In Basle boats leave from the Mittlere Brücke for trips on the Rhine or around the port installations; boats to Rotterdam from St Johann, Elsässerrheinweg.
Boat excursions on Rhine River
Throughout the year the Basler Personen-Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft Kurs operates regular services and special trips. There are also day trips to Mulhouse and Breisach on the program. Particular attractions: Fondue-Ländler (dancing) and Spaghetti trips.
Rhine Shipping Exhibition
The Rhine Shipping Exhibition is located at the Rheinhafen.It shows everything about Swiss navigation on the Rhine and the high seas through models of historic and modern ships and nautical simulators.
Baselbiet - Banntag
This annual festival takes place on Ascension Day and is based on the tradition of blessing the fields in Baselbiet. In modern years the festival has become less religious and focuses instead on entertainment. Flag bearers, musicians and dancers gather in the street to entertain residents and visitors alike. The entertainment is followed by a huge feast.
The village of Riehen is in the canton of Basel-City. Riehen is home to the Beyeler Foundation museum and a toy museum. Riehen also borders Germany and France.
Hildy and Ernst Beyeler built up an exceptional collection of works by modern masters. Currently comprised of about 175 works, the Beyeler Collection offers a very personal view of modern art and expresses an ability to recognize quality.
Address: Baselstrasse 101, CH-4125 Riehen, Switzerland
Opening hours: 10am-6pm; Wed: 10am-8pm
Always closed on: Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in CHF: Adult CHF15.00, Senior CHF11.00, Group discounts CHF11.00, Child CHF5.00
Useful tips: Children age 10 to 16 - free.
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
The Cemetery Collection features funeral artefacts such as urns, coffins, hearses and grave crosses.
Address: Friedhof am Hörnli, Hörliallee 70, CH-4125 Basel, Switzerland
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), May Day / Labor Day (May 1), Swiss National Day (Aug 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24)
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Open 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm.
All forms of cat-related items are on display at the Cat Museum.
The village museum shows everyday life in Riehen around 1900.
Local Museum, Aesch, Switzerland
The Aesch Town Museum is located in a 400-year old farmhouse. Exhibitions include local history, prehistoric displays featuring Paleolithic items and Roman crockery.
Village Museum, Bennwil, Switzerland
The Bennwil village museum features exhibits highlighting the development of the village, everyday life, agriculture, geology, local flora and fauna.
Local Museum, Muttenz, Switzerland
Exhibits at the Local Museum in Muttenz highlight the history and development of the municipality Muttenz.
Local History Museum, Reigoldswil, Switzerland
The displays at the Reigoldswil Local History Museum include hunting and fishing items, linens and small agriculture implements.
Local Museum, Sissach, Switzerland
The Local Museum in Sissach has an historical collection of weapons, costumes, books, kitchen utensils, and a model of the 1356 earthquake.
Pillar House, Buus, Switzerland
The Pillar House in Buus features a display of farm implements.
Map of Basel Attractions