Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig is entirely devoted to the historical origins and the development of art in the Mediterranean region. A range of special displays and temporary exhibitions make for a worth trip back into the history of the region. You will find a range of exotic displays ranging from 4B.C to 6 A.D that will allow you to delve deeper into Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan cultures.
The Barfüsserplatz's Historisches Museum Basel is located in a historical building, the Barfüsserkirche. One of the largest museums of Switzerland, the highlights of the museum are the Basel Minster Treasure, various impressive glass paintings, and fragments of the Basel Dance of Death from the disappeared cemetery wall of the Predigerkloster. Historisches Museum Basel has a huge exhibition area of 6200 meters (20,341 feet).
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.
Discover the best of Basel, and make Free Walking Tour your travel partner. It provides tours in this lovely city, which borders France and Germany. Downtown Basel, Little Basel, Historic Basel, Modern Art Tour, Tour of Jewish Basel are a few places you will be taken to. Tours go on from 1.5 to 2 hours, and starts on Sundays at 1p. Their tours are not only informative, but also exciting, as you get to explore the culture of the place. You are given background information before you start your trip, so that you get a better understanding of the city.
A prominent landmark in Solothurn, Waldegg Castle is found in a scenic location surrounded with baroque lawns, offering spellbinding views of the landscape. One of the most splendid aristocratic estates of the town, the castle now serves as a popular museum exhibiting the history and tradition of Solothurn. The various exhibits at the museum portray the life and times of Solothurn during the 18th Century. Exhibition at the Waldegg Castle museum focuses on the castle's construction apart from chronicling the Besenval family history.
Wildt'sches Haus is placed right in the center of Basel city in close proximity to the university of Basel. This baroque style mansion was built in the year 1764 by Johann Jacob Fechter for Wild's daughter Margaretha. The mansion is well maintained and still retains some of the original furniture and artwork. Beautiful paintings adorn the walls and elegant chandeliers hang from the ceilings, giving the mansion a very regal air. Today the Wildt house is the seat of the Swiss academy of medical sciences and also hosts local events and functions.
Built in the 20th century and filled with sculptures, mosaics and busts by Swiss artists.
Here the visitor learns everything about fire fighting techniques from the 13th to the 20th century.
One of the main works of the Renaissance in Switzerland is located on the Heuberg. Originally five individual buildings belonged to the Collegiate Church of St. Leonhard. One of these was named 'Zum Spiess' and gave the ensemble its name. In 1388 Hermann of Leymen, a citizen of Basel, purchased a large section of it and joined them together into a single building. There is a Renaissance wing as well as a Baroque wing, added in 1724. The famous Swiss master builder Daniel Heintz was involved in much of the remodelling.
Xoco Tour Basel is an entertaining as well as an educative tour that takes you around the wonderful city of Basel. You can get to see the charming old town, where some of the most delicious chocolates take birth. All those who have a fetish for Swiss chocolates, can now indulge in it as much as they want. The tour also organizes a tasting session for you to decide, before buying your favorite chocolate. Their local tour guide will leave no stone unturned in making you comfortable and happy.
With the colossal and striking Town Hall as the backdrop, Marktplatz is a charming plaza that is bustling with locals and tourists alike. The daily market that is held here is an ideal place to buy fresh farm produce and homemade products, all procured from local and regional producers from around the city. Here farmers and merchants sell a variety of products like vegetables, fruits, flowers, exotic products, cheese, meat, poultry, and many more items. A stroll through this market is a great way to acquaint oneself with the local food.