Basel's Old Town, Basel

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With buildings dating back to the 15th century, Basel's Old Town blooms with old-world charm. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and observe the mix of modern and centuries-old architecture of one of Europe's well-preserved old towns. Much of the historical area is pedestrian only, so plan to explore the compact center on foot. Venture into cozy side streets to discover the atmosphere of the old town of centuries ago, with small boutiques and authentic restaurants. Make Basel's Old Town part of your personalized Basel itinerary using our Basel journey planner.
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  • A great place for wandering around, looking at façades, mooching around shops and market stalls, stopping for a drink. Everything is spotlessly clean. I loved the cobblestones around the Münster and.....  more »
  • The old town along the river is really a must-see when visiting Basel. You will feel enchanted and like being back in those old times.  more »

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