We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
the tallest building in Basel

We were told that Basel and Zurich try to compete and out do each other in everything.. When Zurich... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
iluvta2
,
Wenatchee, Washington
Huge Building for a Bio Tech Giant

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Y2796NFkenl
Read all 80 reviews
51
All photos (51)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“old city”(2 reviews)
“pebbles”(3 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
14°
Oct
Nov
-2°
Dec
Contact
Gartenstrasse 9, Basel 4052, Switzerland
Website
+41 61 688 11 11
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Basel
from US$28.70
More Info
from US$496.70
More Info
from US$24.60
More Info
from US$20.50
More Info
Reviews (80)
Filter reviews
31 results
Traveller rating
14
9
4
0
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
14
9
4
0
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tallest building old city pebbles skyline company pharmaceutical terrace landmark switzerland herzog tours
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Basel is one of my favourite cities in the world. I was so happy to return after a 5-year absence, but my enjoyment was marred when I saw what some corporation had done to the skyline from so many angles. It is as if a...More

1  Thank Wilhelm O
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Since we've been here in Basel for the occasion of one Congress of family doctors, we couldn't miss the chance to visit this ultra modern edifice, called Roche - Turm ( Bau 1) or Roche Tower. It is located on the right shore of the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were told that Basel and Zurich try to compete and out do each other in everything.. When Zurich had the tallest building Roche build this office tower to be #1. Now that's real competition.

Thank iluvta2
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in South San Francisco. Very Clean and elegant structure.

Thank Y2796NFkenl
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I navigated through Basel in part because of the Roche Tower. I found the modern, medically inspired architecture to fit both the purpose of the company as one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and a nice counterpoint to the exquisite middle ages architecture of...More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

...it is for sure good if you happen to know somebody that works there and you can access the Pebbles restaurant on the top floor at any time and have the best panoramic view over the 3-country-triangle that you can think of. On a sunny...More

Thank JustOneOfTheMany
Reviewed 4 January 2018

It seems people either love or hate this building. I am in the "love" camp. Yes, the building is huge and can be seen from miles around, but I find the white coloring to help it blend into the clouds that are usually around. I...More

Thank DantesDame
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It is simple but herzog & de meuron's work. I heard this is the building for a healthcare company, Roche. Invited people only go up the building

Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Four months in advance, On the first working day of the month, free tickets become available to do a one hour guided tour of the building. The English tours are fully booked very quickly. Although the German tours will often have spaces a couple of...More

Thank 03WJK12
Reviewed 4 August 2017

An absolute blight on an otherwise beautiful city. This monolith bombed its way into the background of so many of my photos. The architectural dialogue is at odds with everything surrounding it.

4  Thank machineryofnight88
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 nearby hotels
DASBREITEHOTEL
438 reviews
.60 km away
Hotel Wettstein
176 reviews
.64 km away
Hotel Wettstein
39 reviews
.64 km away
Hotel Restaurant Resslirytti
198 reviews
.67 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 773 nearby restaurants
Cantina Don Camillo
181 reviews
.51 km away
Brauerei
117 reviews
.51 km away
Cibo Mediterraneo
60 reviews
.59 km away
Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen
210 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 229 nearby attractions
Basel Paper Mill Museum
551 reviews
.58 km away
Jean Tinguely Museum
739 reviews
.34 km away
Muensterplatz
330 reviews
.81 km away
Art Basel
49 reviews
.86 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Roche Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines