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As you enter Palazzo Basel, the beautiful and ornately done up interiors are sure to catch your attention. But that is not the only attention-drawing factor of this 'gourmet theatre'. The delectable delights that feature on the menu put together by celebrity chef Peter Moser is sure to be a hit with any conoisseur. But the real treat is enjoying some fantastic performances as you appreciate the thoughtful four-course meal! Palazzo Colombino, the popular event, is as extravagant as it gets; acrobats and magicians, musicians and artists, all come together for a spectacular show full of color and excitement. All in all, the Palazzo Basel rates high on fantasy, high on entertainment and high on culinary satisfaction!
A prominent institution in the cultural scene of Basel, Musical Theater Basel attracts theater and music lovers from far and wide. Seating around 1550 people within its modern and stunning structure, whether one is seated in the balcony, mezzanine, or stall, all views of the stage are unimpeded. Classic shows (like The Phantom of the Opera) and local highlights (like Basel tanzt) have graced the theater's stage. Centrally located within the city, the Musical Theater Basel is easily accessible by local transit and is close in proximity to the urban attractions of Basel.
Basler Papiermühle is a veritable delight for lovers of art! This unique museum is also a paper factory that churns out a huge variety of paper on a daily basis. The printing and writing mill is home to a multitude of colorful paper sheets that come in all shapes, sizes and patterns for your viewing pleasure. Children will love to leisurely explore the passel of paper creations on offer that makes for a great gifting option. Take calligraphy lessons or get involved in the process of making envelopes, there's some course or the other to keep all of you interested. You can purchase a hoard of notebooks, files and other paper creations at the mill as you take a tour of this exotic museum.
Welcome to the largest brewery of Basel, and get to taste some of the best of beers. Unser Bier was established in 1996, with only 18 liters of beer, but slowly and steadily, it became one of the renowned tourist attractions in the city. Dark porter beer, wheat beer and amber beer are some of its specialties. They have an in-house restaurant that is open only two days a week, as the rest of the days are always booked with private or corporate events. Besides a tour of the brewery, you can also enjoy their beer centric activities where you can try brewing on your own.
Who knows if Jean Tinguely would have believed, had you told him that his creations would once be housed in such noble rooms? The museum building was opened by Mario Botta in 1996 and is sponsored by the local chemical company, Hoffman La Roche. Even the garden of the tower houses works of Tinguely in the shape of a fountain. A bigger version can be found on the Theaterplatz. Tinguely loved to make things, and the museum is full of his moving machine sculptures and sculptures that you can sometimes walkthrough. Children and adults alike love this museum and various exhibitions which highlight works by other artists similar to Tinguely complement the permanent exhibits.
In 1980 Basel hosted a garden show with the not very imaginative title of Green 80. This name stuck in the public's imagination and was also applied to the botanical gardens. The original name comes from a homestead, the remains of which are still visible. The small nearby castle, which served as Christoph Merian's summer residence, is now a cafe. The huge area of the park is ideal for sports, and kids love the enormous dinosaur statue (affectionately known as Dino), who quietly lets everything pass over him.