Basel's Old Town, Basel

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.
Create an itinerary including Basel's Old Town
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Basel's Old Town Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
947 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Lovely and easy walking but does have several incline areas. Beautiful buildings around every corner. It is not an extremely large area but a nice walk around.  more »
  • A beautiful old town with amazing houses and squares, small streets, lots of cafés and restaurants, shops selling anything one can think of, food markets on Saturday, etc. Basel is certainly worth a v...  more »
Places to stay near Basel's Old Town

Plan your trip to Basel

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Basel

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Basel

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Basel

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Basel

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Basel

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Basel

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min