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Ranked #1 of 80 attractions in Basel
Owner description: At Room Escape you are locked into a room with one single goal, find your way back to freedom within a single hour. You'll... more » Owner description: At Room Escape you are locked into a room with one single goal, find your way back to freedom within a single hour. You'll have to unlock doors, crack locks, solve different puzzles. Human logic, general knowledge and the ability to combine different clues correctly will help you escape. Online booking only! « less
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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in Basel
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Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #3 of 80 attractions in Basel
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #5 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Neighborhoods
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #9 of 80 attractions in Basel
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #13 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #14 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums

Take the tram #2 or 15 to Wettsteinpl. and bus #31 or 36 to "Museum Tinguely."  The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-7pm. Admission is 10 Francs for adults and 7 Francs for... more »

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Ranked #15 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Science Museums
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects including dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, carrousels and... more » Owner description: Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects including dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, carrousels and miniatures from all over the world. « less
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Ranked #18 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Museum in the ChurchThe Barfüsser Church owes its name to the barefooted Franciscans, the mendicant order that built it... more » Owner description: The Museum in the ChurchThe Barfüsser Church owes its name to the barefooted Franciscans, the mendicant order that built it as a convent church in the 14th century. As the HMB flagship, the Barfüsser Church has housed one of the oldest collections on the Upper Rhine since 1894. Among its treasures are attractions of world-class calibre such as the Basel Cathedral Treasury, the Basel Dance of Death and some very fine medieval tapestries. Representing the Early Modern Age is a Great Cabinet of Curiosities showcasing Basel’s long tradition as a city of private collectors ranging from Erasmus of Rotterdam, the Amerbach and Faesch families to the famous historian Jacob Burckhardt. Visitors are invited to embark on a journey through the ages and to discover the history of Basel from Celtic times to the 21st century. The museum shop stocks an attractive range of cards and gifts, while the Café BARfüsserkirche has free WLAN and a quiet corner making it the perfect place to linger and savour the unique atmosphere of the church.Both shop and café can be accessed free of charge. « less
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Ranked #19 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Parks
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Ranked #20 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Museum in the PrisonThe Museum of Music is housed in the Lohnhof, a building steeped in history. Originally part of a... more » Owner description: The Museum in the PrisonThe Museum of Music is housed in the Lohnhof, a building steeped in history. Originally part of a convent, the Lohnhof was used as a prison right up to 1995. Unlike its erstwhile inmates, today’s visitors to the Lohnhof are at liberty to roam through Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments. Spread over three floors, the Museum of Music boasts some 650 instruments spanning five centuries of music history. The cells serve as exhibition space, but just to make sure their former occupants are not completely forgotten, one of them has been left in its original state. The remaining twenty-four turn the history of music and musical instruments into feast for the eyes and ears alike. Interactive screens allow visitors to bring the instruments inside the display cases to life by replaying samples and listening to what they sound like when played. On your tour of the museum you will have a chance to hear all sorts of music, from the familiar to the curious. « less
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Ranked #21 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Die Theater Fauteuil, Tabourettli und Kaisersaal sind seit uber 50 Jahren eine der fuhrenden Schweizer Kleinkunst-Adressen.... more » Owner description: Die Theater Fauteuil, Tabourettli und Kaisersaal sind seit uber 50 Jahren eine der fuhrenden Schweizer Kleinkunst-Adressen. Neben hochkaratigen Gastspielen aus den Bereichen Kabarett und Comedy sind hier auch immer wieder unterhaltsame Fauteuil-Eigenproduktionen zu sehen. Die Theater befinden sich in einer historischen Liegenschaft am Spalenberg mitten in der Basler Altstadt und werden seit der Grundung im Jahr 1957 durch die Familie Rasser geleitet. « less
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Ranked #22 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Around 1200, a second outer fortification of the town was built.
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Ranked #23 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #24 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #25 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #27 of 80 attractions in Basel
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Ranked #28 of 80 attractions in Basel
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #29 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 80 attractions in Basel
Category: Beaches
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