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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland
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Lovely historical city

We visited Basel as a final stop on our Rhine river cruise. Be prepared, yes, it's pricey in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WEVan
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Vancouver, Canada
Really worthwhile walking tour of Basel Old Town - Altstadt.

Before you write off Basel you really need to do this tour which shows you a completely different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael J
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Hope Island, Australia
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“old town” (76 reviews)
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Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Basel as a final stop on our Rhine river cruise. Be prepared, yes, it's pricey in Switzerland, but worth it. We spent our last day walking around the old part of the city. What a treat to see this historical part of the...More

2  Thank WEVan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you write off Basel you really need to do this tour which shows you a completely different side of Basel compared to all the chemical and pharmaceutical operations in the city. I am not certain that this is the tour I took as it...More

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Switzerland is very expensive, many things make it worth visiting. Basel is one of them. It is important to appreciate the history of the place. The cathedral, although not huge and towering, is very old, with many monuments dated to the 900's. The old...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Basel as a one day trip. We walked around the entire city it’s beautiful with lots of old places and churches

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Basel old town is perhaps the most influential town of 1460-1530 in Europe (due to Erasmus and his friends, the old university, and Froben the publisher, it was almost like the egg that hatched the reformation and the source of a new era of critical...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Just street after street of surprises. The old town is charming and comforting. Just so much fun to explore.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It is a nice old part of the city. I walked around a little bit and there are some interesting and old buildings.

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

In this part of the town just nice to walk, climbing and going down the narrow streets. Consider the facades, roofs, balconies and doors of houses, not similar to one another. Flowerpots with flowers, unusual figures in front of the houses, unexpectedly arising from the...More

1  Thank Zuevy
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Summary: Old town of Basel between Bar....platz to Munster to the Gate to across the bridge is just great for strolling and sightseeing. During December, the various Christmas Markets are going on and add to the scene for sure. They also make it a better...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The old town is a rats best of streets going up or down. You need to be able to climb in order to walk it. Some areas are jammed with people while 1 block over is empty.

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LaurieNorris
19 May 2018|
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Response from DeborahML2014 | Reviewed this property |
I actually visited the Old town on my own with the tourist brochure. There are self-guided tours of oldtown walks on the official city website, as well as free walks by local guides for tips only.
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OttawaJulieC
4 September 2017|
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Response from yWayfarer | Reviewed this property |
Euros are fine most places in Switzerland including Basel. The fare depends on the distance you travel starts at just over 2€ or SFR. You might consider a day ticket. Fares paid at machines at stops, not always a fare box... More
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edie60
21 November 2016|
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Response from Panasonic99 | Reviewed this property |
It depend where you arrive in Basel. From the Airport you'll find a bus every 20 Minutes to the railway main station Basel SBB. From where you have a tram connection to the embarkation point of the cruiser. Or you take a... More
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