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Basel Shopping (Self Guided), Basel

Basel, one of the most modern cities in Switzerland, is consequently also a top-notch shopping location. The city combines a great selection of the country's traditional products along with souvenirs and other memorabilia sure to please the tourists. So if you're looking for a fantastic new gift, what's to stop you from visiting one of the many outstanding shops in Basel?
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Basel Shopping Map

Guide Name: Basel Shopping
Guide Location: Switzerland » Basel (See other walking tours in Basel)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Basel Market
  • Confiserie Schiesser
  • Chronometrie Spinnler & Schweizer
  • Läckerli Huus
  • Bucherer
  • Raphael Blechschmidt
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Basel Market

1) Basel Market

Basel Market is located directly in the center of the city and is easily the busiest place any time of the year. The goods sold in the market include a huge variety of food - fruit, vegetables, sweets, cheese and meat. Due to the progressing promotion of the healthy lifestyle, Basel Market also focuses on the production and selling of organic food. During Christmas, the market also transforms into the most popular winter holiday shopping venue in the country.
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Confiserie Schiesser

2) Confiserie Schiesser

Confiserie Schiesser is a famous sweet shop that has produced chocolates, cakes and other pastries since 1870. The store was established by Rudolf Schiesser, co-founder of the Conditoren association and an avid fan of sweets. The shop also offers a tea room where visitors may enjoy a fresh cup of their favorite delight.
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Chronometrie Spinnler & Schweizer

3) Chronometrie Spinnler & Schweizer

Chronometrie Spinnler & Schweizer is a specialized shop that has sold watches and other jewelery items since 1920. Today, the business is led by Hans Robert Spinnler and Roger Schweizer, third generational family owners. The shop, beside selling famous jewelery, also offers visitors the rare opportunity to observe local watchmakers at work.

Operation Hours: Monday: 1.30 pm - 6.30 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 6.30 pm ; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm;
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Läckerli Huus

4) Läckerli Huus

Läckerli Huus is a very popular specialty shop which features a stellar reputation and high quality goods. Populated often by tourists, Läckerli Huus provides some of the best Swiss sweets, including gelée russe, toffees, biscuits, wafer rolls, caramels and chocolates. All items sold are wrapped in beautiful tins or other prized possessions.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6.30 pm except Thursday till 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm.
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Bucherer

5) Bucherer

Carl-Friedrich Bucherer, a prosperous businessman. opened Bucherer in 1888. Since that time, Bucherer has developed into one of the most successful brands in the world. The current catalog includes approximately 50,000 qualitative and prestigious items, with the dominant focus placed on its famous watches. Rolex, Cartier, Omega and Chopard are all carried here as well.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 9.30 am - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 9.30 am - 5 pm;
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Raphael Blechschmidt

6) Raphael Blechschmidt

Raphael Blechschmidt is a boutique, owned by a very famous and popular Swiss fashion designer. Raphael Blechschmidt work is on constant display. His quality fabrics and unique designs make his line very coveted and is a must-visit for fashion lovers.

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