Basel's Right Bank (Self Guided), Basel

Unlike the other part of Basel sitting on the left bank of the Rhine, the city's right bank is dominated by old buildings and, as such, represents a great deal of interest to the history and architecture buffs, as well as those keen on medieval European heritage. If you're one of them, follow this walk and discover the sights of the right-bank part of Basel!
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Basel's Right Bank Map

Guide Name: Basel's Right Bank
Guide Location: Switzerland » Basel (See other walking tours in Basel)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museum Tinguely
  • Theodorskirche
  • Museum Kleines Klingental
  • Ausstellungsraum Klingental
  • Matthäuskirche
  • Josephskirche
  • Basel Musical Theater
  • Messeturm
Museum Tinguely

1) Museum Tinguely (must see)

The Museum Tinguely is an art museum that contains a permanent exhibition of the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. Located in Solitude Park by the Rhine, the museum was designed by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta and opened on 3 October 1996.

A variety of Tinguely's kinetic art sculptures are on permanent display, complemented with illustrations, photographs and other documents related to the artist's life and work. The museum's temporary exhibitions show works from Tinguely's friends and contemporaries, as well as other modern artists.

Operating hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

2) Theodorskirche

Theodorskirche is a Protestant reformed church. It was named after Saint Theodor. Theodorskirche offers a Gothic style and has origins that date back to 1084. In 1947, several graves from the 8th century were found within the church and between 1984 and 1993, graves from the 11th century were also revealed.
Museum Kleines Klingental

3) Museum Kleines Klingental

Kleines Klingental Museum focuses on expositions dedicated to the medieval and early-modern construction history, as well as the history of Basel, Basel Münster and cloister Klingental. The museum also issues medieval original sculptures of Basel Münster - Romanesque and Gothic sandstone sculptures, as well as follows the history of the cloister.
Ausstellungsraum Klingental

4) Ausstellungsraum Klingental

Ausstellungsraum Klingental is an art gallery that concentrates on the promotion of contemporary art and photographs. Ausstellungsraum Klingental opened in the 60s and has since been a pleasant place to spend a morning or afternoon. The gallery is also a common member of various funds, projects and social events for the community. It is located, just like the Kleines Klingental Museum, in a 13th century building once used as a monastery.

5) Matthäuskirche

Matthäuskirche is a Protestant reformed church dedicated to Saint Matthiew. The design incorporates Gothic influences, while the roof of the Matthäuskirche is covered with grey Ardennes shingles. Matthäuskirche is also the highest church in the city, nd was slightly renovated in 2006.

6) Josephskirche

Basel Josephskirche is a Neo-Baroque catholic church, located in the Matthaus Quarter, on the right bank of the town. The architecture is especially unique, in an area largely dominated by Gothic-styled churches. It was built between 1900 and 1902 by architect August Hardegger as a Catholic parish church for the rapidly growing population of workers. Originally, it featured 400 seats, making it the largest Catholic church in Basel at the time.
Basel Musical Theater

7) Basel Musical Theater

Basel Musical Theater is a large, contemporary theater which hosts a variety of performances, including musicals, dance projects, stage plays and many other entertaining activities. The hall offers an capacity of more than 1500 seats. "The Phantom of the Opera", "Chicago", "Grease" and "Evita" are all common performances at Basel Musical Theater.

8) Messeturm

Messeturm, which name means "fair tower", is the highest building in the country. The 105 meter and 31 floor construction is highly visible from not only any spot in the city, but also from neighbor countries such as France and Germany. The project was developed by Morger and Degelo and Daniele Marques. Construction finished in 2003. The venue is home to multiple offices, conference halls, as well as a hotel and restaurant.

Walking Tours in Basel, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Creating your own self-guided walk in Basel is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Basel Famous Museums (Part 1)

Basel Famous Museums (Part 1)

Basel is a city with a rich history, diverse culture and splendid setting. Thus, the local museums are loaded with phenomenal collections, sure to make your visit entertaining, insightful and educational. If you plan on spending multiple days in Basel, make sure you reserve at least one day for the museums.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

As previously examined in the first part of Basel's famous museums, visitors were able to experience the fantastic history, culture and heritage of this amazing city. We continue our examination of the best museums in Basel in part two, offering tourists a chance to visit Museum of Pharmacy, Natural History Museum, Dollhouse Museum, Music Museum, Sports Museum of Switzerland and much more.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Basel Shopping

Basel Shopping

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?

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Basel Introduction Walking Tour

Basel Introduction Walking Tour

Straddling the river Rhine in the northwest part of Switzerland on the very border with France and Germany, Basel is renowned for its numerous historic sights. The most notable of them include medieval Marktplatz in the city center, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Rathaus (Town Hall). The city's 12th-century Gothic cathedral (Basel Münster) is a major local landmark and a burial...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Top Religious Edifices

Top Religious Edifices

The churches of Basel are important cultural, religious and architectural elements of the city. The architecture is especially sacred, considering that despite most of the congregations being Catholic, the styles and design remain different. Some, for example, are constructed in a modern style, while others reflect the more ancient designs. Take a tour down the religious edifices of Basel today!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles