The 10 Best Things to Do in Birsfelden, Switzerland

February 18, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Birsfelden in Switzerland, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Birsfelden with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland +41 61 225 90 90
Excellent
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4.5 based on 479 reviews

Basel Paper Mill Museum

Reviewed By 2acorns - Cleveland, Ohio

I'd been staying in Basel several weeks before I actually paid to go through this museum. It's terrific with hands on activities for all. You can get close up to all sorts of printing tools and the historic displays are excellent. I highly recommend going, especially is you are at all interested in paper arts or book making or printing.

2. Fondation Beyeler

Baselstrasse 101, Riehen 4125, Switzerland +41 61 645 97 00
Excellent
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4.5 based on 740 reviews

Fondation Beyeler

ABOUT THE FONDATION BEYELER The Fondation Beyeler is a museum of modern and contemporary art open 365 days a year. It is considered one of the world's most beautiful museums. Its Exhibitions of renowned artists of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have brought the museum international recognition and established it as Switzerland's most popular art museum. The focus is the visitor's personal and sensory experiences in encountering art and nature. The art museum is located in an English park with a historical villa, old trees, and water lily ponds. The museum building, designed by award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano, fits elegantly into the cultural landscape and offers beautiful views of the park, cornfields, grazing cows and sheep, as well as the vineyards at the foothills of the Black Forest. The spacious rooms showcase the art in the most beautiful natural light. A green conservatory invites you to linger and read. The Fondation Beyeler combines nature, art, and architecture in a unique harmony. It presents high-quality art to a wide audience and seeks especially to reach young people. This was especially important to the founders, Ernst and Hildy Beyeler. It was for this reason that they founded the Beyeler Stiftung in 1982 and in 1997 opened the Fondation Beyeler in their hometown of Riehen near Basel. They gave the Fondation their valuable art collection and donated the renowned museum building by Renzo Piano to house it. Since the founder's death, the Beyeler Foundation is overseen by the Board of Trustees, presided by Hansjorg Wyss. Sam Keller has been the director of the Fondation Beyeler since 2008. The Beyeler Stiftung recently acquired the neighboring Iselin-Weber-Park and is planning an extension with Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The Beyeler Collection is presented several times a year in rotating Exhibitions. It comprises roughly 300 works of post-impressionism, classic modern and contemporary art, and 30 ethnographic art objects from Africa, Oceania, and Alaska. The collection is researched and maintained by the Fondation's own team of conservators and restorers. The museum also houses works on permanent loan from artists and associated collections such as the Daros Collection, the Collection Renard, and Anthax Collection Marx. The Fondation Beyeler regularly organizes Exhibitions dedicated to the great masters of modern art and the major artists of our time. Thematic Exhibitions about cities and art movements that played a decisive role in the development of modern art are presented periodically. Projects with contemporary artists are also realized every year in the museum and in public spaces. The Fondation Beyeler regularly cooperates with leading international museums and cultural institutions. Cultural events and art mediation expand the array of offerings and make art more easily accessible. The Fondation's diverse program includes artist talks, Concerts, dance Performances, recitals, lectures, panel discussions, cabaret, and film screenings. Internationally acclaimed artists, scientists, musicians, dancers, actors, directors, and other personalities are regularly invited as guests. Guided tours, workshops, and games for young people, families, schools, companies, clubs, and groups are also offered daily. The Fondation Beyeler is funded and supported by contributions from the Beyeler Foundation, the Hansjorg Wyss Foundation, sponsoring partners, patrons, members of the Friends of the Fondation Beyeler, subsidies from the Canton Basel-Stadt and the Community of Riehen, project contributions from the Canton Basel-Landschaft, and especially by visitor admission fees. The Fondation Beyeler is an open and active museum that promotes access to art, cultural education and experiences, as well as interpersonal encounters. The restaurant and the museum shop contribute to this as well. Since its opening in 1997, over 6 million people have visited the museum: half from Switzerland, the other half from its neighboring countries and around the world. The Fondation Beyeler's website provides insight into the collections and activities. It also includes films, photographs, and texts about artists, Exhibitions, events, art mediation, restoration, publications, editions, and other projects.

Reviewed By P J - Zurich, Switzerland

The museum is fantastic (see other reviews) but plan to have lunch there as well,
Their restaurant is a bit out of the way unless one visits the museum but otherwise just as much a highlight as the museum itself. Modest selection but a bit of everything, impressive for the eyes as well as for the palate, at affordable prices and professionally served by friendly staff.

3. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Charles-Eames-Str. 1, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7621 7023200
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4.5 based on 549 reviews

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Reviewed By bathtravel123 - Bath, Maine

If you're into modern design, this is the place to go. The buildings themselves are innovative architectural designs, not to be seen elsewhere. And of course, if you really want to create your own chair(s), one can spend hours trying out the various display models; examining the different designs and even watching your own piece be partically assembled on site.

Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland +41 77 400 65 41
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rheinfahre

The four Rhine Ferries cross the Rhein on four different places Contact: St. Alban Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 66 Münster-Fähre: 0041 77 400 65 41 Klingental-Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 67 St.Johan-Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 68

Reviewed By Jez S - Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Rhine current was so strong so if this little ferry didn’t have its pulley rope we would have been down the river in seconds. It was fun and a must do in Basel!

5. Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland +41 61 206 62 62
Excellent
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4.5 based on 906 reviews

Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the Galerie (Gallery) and the Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints and Drawings). The main focus is on paintings and drawings by artists active in the Upper Rhine region between 1400 and 1600 and of the 19th and 21st century. The Kunstmuseum Basel possesses the world`s largest collection of works by the Holbein family. Further examples of Renaissance art include major pieces by masters such as Konrad Witz, Martin Schongauer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Matthias Grünewald. Most of these early treasures originally belonged to the collection of a Basel lawyer, Basilius Amerbach. Purchased by the city in 1661, they formed the core of the world`s first public municipal museum. Paintings by Basel-born Arnold Böcklin feature among the 19th-century highlights. In the field of 20th-century art, the accent is on Cubism (Picasso, Braque, Léger), German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism and American art since 1950. Contemporary art is exhibited at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Museum of Contemporary Art).

Reviewed By BathBunn - Alderley Edge, United Kingdom

A superb art museum with so much to see in an excellent setting. Our visit coincided with the Chagall exhibition and museumnacht when Basel museums are open until 2pm. Set aside a few hours to fully appreciate all that there is to see. Would recommend a Basel Card which gives half price entry to all museums and free use of public transport.

6. Basel Munster

Rittergasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland +41 61 272 91 57
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Basel Munster

Reviewed By Roger B

As a citizen of Basel I have visited the Munster, our Cathedral, several times over the years. However, the special atmosphere of this clerical building dating back to Gothic and even Romanesque times is particularly impressive at night. An experience you get when you visit the Munster for a concert as for example the performamce of Bruckner’s 3rd symphony by the Basel Symphony Orchestra in January 2018. A joyful spiritual and musical experience in a class of its own.

7. Rathaus

Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland +41 61 267 86 54
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rathaus

Reviewed By Sana A - Karachi

Took a stroll to the marketplatz area and stumbled across this unusually attractive building. Came to know its the old city hall building. The courtyard of the building has really beautiful wall murals and the building Exterior is a bright maroon red with beautiful intricate detailing. Outside the building is a fruits vegetables and flowers market place with local delicacies food stalls as well. Many nice coffee shops in the area and the tram shop is near as well. This area was walking distance from my hotel.

8. Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

Marktplatz, Basel, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 765 reviews

Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

Reviewed By David H - Bury, United Kingdom

Just stroll through the old streets and you will find lots of interesting buildings and features not marked on the maps.

9. Tierpark Lange Erlen

Erlenparkweg 110, Basel 4058, Switzerland +41 61 681 43 44
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4.5 based on 163 reviews

Tierpark Lange Erlen

Reviewed By ilGrec0 - Thessaloniki Region, Greece

To begin with we really enjoyed our visit. But be careful if you do like walking yourselves around instead of taking public transportation, this is not very easy to reach on foot since the surrounding area is definitely not pedestrian friendly. So take the bus, I dont remember th exact number but it stops exactlyvat the main entrance of the park. In addition to nature, this park also includes a rather large zoo with an interesting variety of animals, which is ideal for children. Even more, the entrance is free of charge. If you have 3-4 hours to spend, this is surely a very relaxing way to do so. Enjoy!!

10. Rheinufer Basel

Unterer Rheinweg, Basel 4000, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Rheinufer Basel

Reviewed By jhn117 - Bridgewater, New Jersey

Want to get away from the throngs of tourists? Away from the shops?
Follow the Rhine river away from downtown and via the Promenade, you will find A great riverside park, and the best way to mingle with locals. Along the entire 2 miles that I walked, I heard very little English and it was great!
Have a seat and take in good views of the Mittle Brucke, the Rhine, Grosse and Kleine Basel as well as various cruise ships docked along both sides of the river.
If I could go back I would find a way to rent a bike and do this path again. Amazing!

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