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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland
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Nice, quaint old town

Basel's old town is nice, if not very big. We walked through it on our first day of a longer tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HI_McDunnough
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Lexington, Kentucky
Very Enjoyable.

We spent half a day walking around the town. Very pretty and pleasant. There are some very old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Altug71
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Rome, Italy
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Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basel's old town is nice, if not very big. We walked through it on our first day of a longer tour, and it was a pleasant first day. There is some shopping and it isn't too big to enjoy in a couple hours.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent half a day walking around the town. Very pretty and pleasant. There are some very old building like 400 years old. It's also good to walk around with children. There are many nice building, museums and the riverside is so beautiful. The boat...More

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Several planned walks available in brochure from Tourist information. Area around the Marketplace takes you through Basel's history from the middle ages to the present. From the bright red City Hall to views of the modern pharmaceutical industry buildings and factories on the Rhine.

Thank yWayfarer
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I welcome many of my fans in friends in my hometown. And a walk through the old city of Basel is one of the musts you should do. On this walk you will learn a lot about the architecture and culture of Basel the city...More

Thank ThomasSchauffert
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Basel is having a very nice old town, nice shops, clean and ordered as usual for Switzerland. It is already a different mentality with respect to Zürich, more confusion and less people in center.

1  Thank Davide P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A stroll through Basel Altstadt is a pleasure in any season. It's a perfect way to get acquainted with the medieval parts of the city.

1  Thank PMK2013
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Whilst you can shop for just about everything if you take time to see past the modern shop interiors you will see some stunning architecture and a city that has a historic past. Well worth visiting if you like buildings, history and shopping

Thank Des R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

you will be very surprised doing those guided tours... basel is not just all about chemical and pharmaceutical industries... while walking the old parts of the city you really get a feeling for the old old times... some houses date back to 1400 and older......More

1  Thank Lucas R
Reviewed 10 November 2016

As you stroll through the old town of Basel, one of the most intact and beautiful in Europe, you’ll be amazed at its unparalleled architectural diversity. Each corner features buildings from the 15th century as well as those designed by contemporary, internationally renowned architects. Due...More

Thank Mohamed G
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You should lose your way a bit throught the small streets of the city. You would discover many nice shops, cafes and such. The old city is not that big so you can cover good ground in few days.

Thank Fady K
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edie60
My river cruise with Grand Circle Travel starts from Bazel. Since I will have a few hours before sailing, can I get a taxi to go to Old Town and approximately how much? Is there public transportation from the port to Old Town?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Mohamed G | Reviewed this property |
No, it near by the boats area, just 10 minutes by foot. You can start from the Markt Platz( market square) beside Globus Store a stairs up and you can go through and go down to Freistrasse and then go to Barfusser square and... More
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jodi m
Want a place to stay in Alstadt area
10 October 2016|
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Response from sbokhari53 | Reviewed this property |
Actually you can also pick up some very good deals in Basel now, just away from the city centre. Go to Booking.website. Walking and taking the tram is very convenient in Basel.
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jodi m
Romantic place to stay in something small in Alstatdt area
10 October 2016|
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Response from Panasonic99 | Reviewed this property |
If you would like to stay in a flat: Andreasplatz, Spalenberg, Imbergässlein, all in the center of Greater Basel are the best. All close to the Market Place, the River Rhine and tramway stations. If you just like to stay for... More
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