If you have a passion for architecture, Basel is right up your street with fabulous architecture - because this city welcomes the new. On our tour you will be able to learn more about the fantastic modern buildings in the city, which provide a stunning contrast to the many buildings dating back as far as the 15th century.
Local architects such as the famous duos Herzog & de Meuron, Morger & Degelo or Diener & Diener thrill the world with buildings that delight the senses and are particularly committed to improving and developing their native region. However, it is not only local architects that have left their mark on the city and its suburbs in recent years - award-winning foreign architects such as Richard Meier, Frank O. Gehry and Zaha Hadid have also been attracted by Basel's beauty.
Today the Basel region contains buildings designed by no fewer that nine Pritzker Prize-winning architects - such a wealth of top-class modern architecture in such a compact area really is unique in the world.
Experience the daily life of the ancient Romans! In Augusta Raurica more than 20 Roman sights await you, including the best-preserved ancient theatre complex north of the Alps, a reconstructed Roman villa and a Roman domesticated animal park. No wonder that the Roman city is the most visited tourist attraction in the entire canton of Basel.
This idyllic village situated in the canton of Basel is home to one of the most important baroque works of architecture in Switzerland. Come and visit the glorious cathedral and nearby Hermitage, the site of the largest English garden in Switzerland.
Take a trip to this former cathedral chapter and discover its baroque organ, constructed in 1761 by Johannes Andreas Silbermann. Walking through the nearby Hermitage, take some time to explore its many ponds and caves. If you want to further explore this historic and fascinating region, why not pay a visit to the Goetheanum in the neighbouring village of Dornach.
With three cable cars, including the “Rotair”, the first revolving cable car in the world, a visit to the Titlis glacier is an exhilarating experience. The easy hike to the viewpoint “Stotzig Egg” gives a breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps. There are also a number of restaurants to take care of your every need.
Excursion to Berne with a visit to the Paul Klee Museum
The old town of Berne has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Visit this cultural gem and discover the charm of its covered arcades, cobbled streets and elegantly decorated façades. The variety and beauty of the Swiss capital will fill you with wonder. The tour also includes a trip to the Paul Klee Museum on the outskirts of the city. The unique, wave-shaped building designed by star architect Renzo Piano houses a comprehensive collection of works by the German/Swiss artist.