Basel is known as the cultural capital of Switzerland, and for good reason! There are so many art museums, private collections, and public artworks to explore. The city is a true playground for art lovers.

Below find several photos of my trip to this wonderful city – and a few places to relax when you grow tired from all the art! ;)

Basel Architecture

Here are the best things to do during your trip to Basel!

Walk the Rhine River

No visit to Basel is complete without a walk along the beautiful Rhine River.

Basel Rhine River
Basel Rhine River


A Ugo Rondinone sculpture sat in Münsterplatz as part of the Art Basel Parcours public art installations.

Art Basel Parcours

Visit the Private Art Collections


Schaulager is a Swiss private art collection. These Swiss art collectors decided to store their art collection and display it at the same time.

Schaulager Collection, Basel, Switzerland

Beyeler Foundation

A former art dealer decided to open his collection to the public, creating the Beyeler, a renowned foundation and museum in Basel.

Beyeler Foundation, Basel

Basel Museums

Kunsthalle – Steinenberg 7
Museum Tinguely – Paul Sacher-Anlage 2
Fine Arts Museum / Kunstmuseum – St. Alban-Graben 16

Basel Art Galleries

Galerie Gisèle Linder – Elisabethenstrasse 54
Nicolas Krupp – Rosentalstrasse 28
Von Bartha – Kannenfeldplatz 6

Day Trips from Basel

Want to explore the region a bit?

Vitra Design Museum & Haus

A 45-minute car ride takes you to a beautifully minimal design house & museum in Germany – the perfect day trip from Basel. The Vitra Design Museum & Haus are actually a Vitra store and design museum respectively, located right next to each other.

Vitra Design Haus Basel

There you have my best recommendations for Basel!

Hope you enjoy your trip to Basel!

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