Basel's Old Town, Basel

With buildings dating back to the 15th century, Basel's Old Town blooms with old-world charm. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and observe the mix of modern and centuries-old architecture of one of Europe's well-preserved old towns. Much of the historical area is pedestrian only, so plan to explore the compact center on foot. Venture into cozy side streets to discover the atmosphere of the old town of centuries ago, with small boutiques and authentic restaurants. Make Basel's Old Town part of your personalized Basel itinerary using our Basel journey planner.
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  • Rathaus and old town of Basel. This city in Switzerland is under estimated though it has a lot to offer . It is one of major train station in Switzerland and apart from being that it is a beautiful...  more »
  • Basel's old town is not too large and rewards those who have a stroll around its streets with some fascinating buildings, ancient monuments, galleries and museums and lots of interesting shops. The...  more »
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