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The best things to do in Basel

Ask most experienced travelers what to do in Basel and they'll point you straight to the museums.
And no wonder. With nearly 40 museums throughout the city, visiting them all can be a Herculean task. The most popular of these Basel activities are the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Beyeler Foundation, Tingley Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. And do not miss the House-Museum of Erasmus of Rotterdam, one of the key figures in the history of Switzerland.

The Old Town of Greater Basel (the old town on the left bank of the Rhine) is another of the essential places to visit in Basel. There we find Basel attractions like the Münster Cathedral and City Hall (Rathaus), both of which are in Market Square (Marktplatz). Lovers of modern architecture will also find things to do in Basel, with buildings designed by prestigious architects such as Renzo Piano (Beyeler Foundation), Herzog & Meuron (St.
Jakob), Tadao Ando (Congress), Zaha Hadid (Weil am Rein), and Richard Meier and Mario Botta (headquarters of the Bank for International Settlements).

Outside the centre, there's even more stuff to do in Basel, like visiting
the Jura hills, known as the Swiss Siberia, and the Laufen Valley. Browse among minube users' experiences of things to see in Basel, and perfect your list of the top attractions in Basel to suit you!

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