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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

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Great walk

We just had an hour visiting the highlights of Basel. And the streets are so beautiful with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FayeInAmsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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It's a small part of town and you won't get lost. You can get a map but just explore things as they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
woaishanghai
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just had an hour visiting the highlights of Basel. And the streets are so beautiful with the architecture. Almost fairytale like. We meandered through the city centre with a good guide. She explained the history of this part of the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a small part of town and you won't get lost. You can get a map but just explore things as they come by. We came out to one of their main churches and were absolutely delighted to see this side of Basel

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

walking through old part of the city was very pleasant with restoration of most of the older buildings done very well. take your time to enjoy this

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

We were fortunate to tour the old towns of Basel, Bern, Lucerne and Thun last summer and we rank Basel's second only to Bern's in interest and beauty. Start at the visitors center on the Barfusserplatz where you'll find self-guided walking tour maps of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

It is amazing when you are walking by the old houses which are from 1437! You think about all the people who have lived and died and all the history. Can highly recommend it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stefanie O
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Basel is remarkable because of its location and history. Plan to spend some time getting to know this charming Swiss city.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed January 8, 2019

it was great to walk around and look at the buildings and also an exercise in Switzerland that does not cost you anything unless you decided to go in the shots. The small cute streets are amazing and also for a bit of window shopping.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

christmas walking trough Basilej is very pleasant. Christmas markets and streets makes me festal atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin H
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

This is the stretch alleys between the Mittlere bridge and Basil Cathedral adjacent to Rhine river. On your way from Mittlere bridge to Basel Cathedral if you walk parallel to Rhine river You will automatically find yourself walking through some old neighborhood, the alleys and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I loved to visit the old town of Basel ! It was an amazing moment especially with the Christmas mood and decoration! The streets were all cute and nice,tiny boutiques everywhere! Christmas markets in différent places of the town next to the places to visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LaurieNorris
May 18, 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
September 3, 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
November 20, 2016|
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Response from SAENGERgass1986 | 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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