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Basel's Old Town, Basel

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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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  • It's the part of Basel that attracts tourists the most. Like many old towns, it is charming, peaceful, there are restaurants and cafés. If you are in a wheelchair or have difficulties walking, make...  more »
  • one of the most beautiful old towns in switzerland! fir foreign people, i reccomend to take a guide. so you are sure to hear some good storys and tales :-)  more »

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