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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

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A memorable experience

Buildings built for eternit line the intertwining streets of old Basel all immaculately restored to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Flint C
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Toronto, Canada
I needed a map

I walked a different way to Rhine, crossed to Altstadt, a disappointing Old Town. Discovered I... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Tommy M
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buildings built for eternit line the intertwining streets of old Basel all immaculately restored to provide a glimpse of the past

Thank Flint C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I walked a different way to Rhine, crossed to Altstadt, a disappointing Old Town. Discovered I missed the best parts of the town. Did take a pic of the Munster Cathedral. Trip wore me out. After wobbling with cane in hand for about 3 kilometers,...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Basel Altstadt is the nicest city in Switzerland! Specially the surroundings of the Münster and the view over the Rhine Is just amazing! Lots of old well renovated buildings. Many nice Restaurants and coffee shops! Take time to visit some of the so many museums!

2  Thank flipflop525
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We wandered aimlessly through the old town of Basel. The myriad historic buildings are breathtaking and the interpretation is helpful. The old city has many museums covering art, culture and history appealing wide. The eateries are numerous with many outdoor options. There a lots of...More

1  Thank Preraccoon
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I love Basel very much. So many pretty streets and cute houses. It is very peaceful to walk around this city! And always so clean!

1  Thank ozgep94
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Charming old town with a mix of the old and new. Cater at least a day to explore the town properly without haste. Wonder the alleys, go into its numerous shops and admire the architecture of the town hall and Basel Munster. The old town...More

1  Thank crybaby21sg
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Basel is a really nice example of a city which has kept many of its old buildings and layouts, which becoming a modern city for people to live in, shop in, and visit. Not a "Disney" city, but a real live working city which has...More

6  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Have been there, after I have visited almost all Swiss old town before Basel. In comparison to the other cities and towns, I was not impressed at all. Maybe because of the traffic going through, with too many trams and buses passing by the old...More

Thank GreeceGuideEfi
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We visited Basel as a final stop on our Rhine river cruise. Be prepared, yes, it's pricey in Switzerland, but worth it. We spent our last day walking around the old part of the city. What a treat to see this historical part of the...More

5  Thank WEVan
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Before you write off Basel you really need to do this tour which shows you a completely different side of Basel compared to all the chemical and pharmaceutical operations in the city. I am not certain that this is the tour I took as it...More

2  Thank Michael J
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LaurieNorris
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Response from DeborahML2014 | Reviewed this property |
I actually visited the Old town on my own with the tourist brochure. There are self-guided tours of oldtown walks on the official city website, as well as free walks by local guides for tips only.
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OttawaJulieC
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Response from yWayfarer | Reviewed this property |
Euros are fine most places in Switzerland including Basel. The fare depends on the distance you travel starts at just over 2€ or SFR. You might consider a day ticket. Fares paid at machines at stops, not always a fare box... More
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edie60
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Response from Panasonic99 | Reviewed this property |
It depend where you arrive in Basel. From the Airport you'll find a bus every 20 Minutes to the railway main station Basel SBB. From where you have a tram connection to the embarkation point of the cruiser. Or you take a... More
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