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Best Hidden Gems in Basel

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Jewish Museum of Switzerland

Jewish Museum of Switzerland pays a fitting tribute to the Jewish culture by way of exotic displays that illustrate old world Jewish charm,thanks to a plethora of artifacts and objects. Explore the Jewish calendar, their way of dressing, facets of their daily life, tombstones among other interesting facts of their life. Glimpse into their historical-social backgrounds as you trace their development as a religious group.

Basel, Switzerland
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Anatomy Museum

Anatomisches Museum at the University of Basel was set up by Carl Gustav Jung is a unique place to be. If you are a student of medicine and are looking for a detailed study into the anatomical structure of man, this is the place for you. Special exhibits and temporary collections take you through a detailed tour of the human body. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.

Basel, Switzerland
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Weinladen Falstaff

Weinladen Falstaff is a wine shop set in the historic city walls that serves some of the best wines and olives. There are more than 400 wines available in this store. The best part of this store is that it is open 24/7, so no matter when you want to pick up a few bottles, you can do so. The store is located in a hotel and is part of the hotel group.

Basel, Switzerland
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Mittlere Brücke

The Mittlere Brücke, or the Middle Bridge, has come to be an iconic symbol of the city of Basel. The bridge is one of the oldest to span the river Rhine, and is a splendid example of historic architecture and urban design. Although believed to have been built in 1226, the origins of the bridge have been lost in time and its exact date of construction is unknown. Over time, the Mittlere Brücke grew in prominence as an important crossing point for local trade, and later for international trade. In 1905, a new bridge was constructed to replace the historic Mittlere Brücke, although the old bridge still stands as a symbol of the city. For a time, convicts were executed by drowning at the bridge, and a reconstruction of the original Käppelijoch and bridge chapel can be found here today. Several sculptures and public art work can be found around the bridge including Carl Burckhardt's unfinished Amazone, and Ludwig Stocker's Lagerstätte near the first pillar on the Kleinbasel side.

Basel, Switzerland
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Basel Museum of Cultures

The former Museum of Folklore is now the Cultural Museum, and is the largest and most important of its kind in Switzerland. People from far and wide are placed under the microscope at Museum der Kulturen. Their ways of life, cultures and much more are presented to the visitor in close-up. Workshops, tours and lectures also aid this task. They've collected quite a few treasures over the last hundred odd years. The South Sea and Old America exhibits are world famous, but the wood panels from a Mayan temple in Guatemala are undoubtedly a highpoint. All the temporary exhibitions held are excellent too.

Basel, Switzerland
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Schützenmattpark

Schützenmattpark is a scenic park which is on the to do list of every tourist who visits Basel. This park is no ordinary one and is deeply rooted in history. Way back in the 15th century, shooting with the help of firearms and black powder (Büchsenschiessens) was extremely popular with the locals. This prompted the city council in 1498 to set aside a special place reserved for shooting. The result today is Schützenmattpark!

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Oekoladen

The Ökoladen (Organic Store) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary a year ago. The shop was enlarged, renovated and rearranged according to the principles of Feng Shui. The range of organically produced produce is next to none and it includes exquisite olive oils, delicious antipasti, various pastas, vitamin-rich fruit juices and coffee and tea from all around the globe. Choice wines are also a specialty. Any description of the Ökoladen is incomplete without mentioning the cosmetics, stationery, natural colors and polishes and craftwork that are also sold here. Everything is produced organically and the shop practices fair trade and celebrates a certain way of life. It is situated near the Basler Stadttheater.

Basel, Switzerland
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Schritt für Schritt

Schritt für Schritt is a footwear and accessories store located in the heart of the city. Grab any of the classy and well-known brands, and make it your fashion statement today. Some of the brands are Camper, Gidigo, P Monjo and so on. The products are trendy and of a good quality that promises comfort and durability. No matter what your size is, you are sure to fit in to any on their list. Size ranges from 35 to 42 for women.

Basel, Switzerland
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SUD

A brewing company at some point in time, the Werkraum Warteck complex houses SUD- one of the best clubs the city has to offer. This versatile venue is a hotspot for a number of events and often plays host to some of the biggest names from the world of music. Theater, live concerts, dance parties and DJ nights are just a few examples of the kind of events you will find here. Cultural and social programs are also a regular feature. There is no limit to the excitement at this venue, thanks to the wide range of shows offered.

Basel, Switzerland
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Sammlung Friedhof Hörnli

Sammlung Friedhof Hörnli is a small museum that still makes a big impact! This museum is located in a cemetery and is devoted entirely to burials and funerals. Visit this unique museum and see its unusual collection of artifacts including burial urns, coaches used to carry bodies, how historic funeral arrangements were arranged, and so much more.

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