The 10 Best Things to Do in Muttenz, Switzerland

September 11, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Muttenz (Swiss German: Muttez) is a municipality with a population of approximately 17,000 in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. It is located in the district of Arlesheim and next to the city of Basle.
Restaurants in Muttenz

1. Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland +41 61 225 90 90
Excellent
72%
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25%
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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. Pantheon Basel

Hofackerstrasse 72, Muttenz 4132, Switzerland +41 61 466 40 77
Excellent
51%
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43%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Pantheon Basel

Reviewed By christpost - Ulm, Germany

The Pantheon is a very nice restaurant. The atmosphere is interesting since the whole buidling is some mixture between parking garage and museum for old/historic cars. Kitchen is typical swiss, quality very good.

3. Z7 Konzertfabrik

Kraftwerkstrasse 7, Pratteln 4133, Switzerland +41 61 821 48 00
Excellent
80%
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5 based on 49 reviews

Z7 Konzertfabrik

Reviewed By NiggiWidmer - Basel, Switzerland

I am lucky to live/work very close to the Location, so I am kind of resident.
The location as such is build in an old warehouse, in summer the big doors can be opened to have a kind of half ind-/half outdoor experience. There are two Bars inside available, service is quick and prices are moderate for Switzerland.
Z-7 offers mainly Metal- and Rockconcerts, some others as well.
New thing is the MIni Z-7, when the location is reduced to offer a great atmosphere, also when only a few hundred attend. I also spoke to some Musicians, they loved and remebered the place, so it's best choice for both bands and audience.

4. Augusta Raurica

Giebenacherstrasse 17, Augst 4302, Switzerland +41 61 552 22 22
Excellent
38%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Augusta Raurica

The Roman town only a stone’s throw from Basel in SwitzerlandAn outing for the whole family that offers much and costs little.The imposing Roman theatre, the authentic Roman villa, the mysterious well shaft, the biggest silver treasure of late antiquity, accessible sewer tunnels and the winsome animals in the animal park are only a few of the attractions that you should not miss.Off to roman times!

Reviewed By Plino - Cologne, Germany

Located close to Basel it was a very large settlement. it had one Amphitheatre and a Theater (The difference: is simple theater is the half of the Amphitheatre). The Gladiators were in an Amphitheater like the Colosseum. The local museum is interesting and the silver treasure interesting. It will help you to understand the richness of the Roman empire. When you see this treasure and imagine that the owner was not of importance then you imagine the amounts of gold an silver in circulation then. Thanks God I have a credit card.

5. Park im Grunen

Rainstrasse 6 | Brueglingen, Muenchenstein 4142, Switzerland +41 58 575 80 00
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Park im Grunen

Reviewed By Khaled A - Basel, Switzerland

It's a big beautiful park with some activities to do. There are special Gardens, there are restaurants, you can play Minigolf. Perfect place to just relax in the meadow or go out with family. Children can entertain themselves on the various Playgrounds.
Free entry. So you got all in one place.

6. Fondation Beyeler

Baselstrasse 101, Riehen 4125, Switzerland +41 61 645 97 00
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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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.

Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland +41 77 400 65 41
Excellent
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Poor
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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!

8. Wehrkirche St. Arbogast

Kirchplatz, Muttenz 4132, Switzerland
Excellent
61%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Wehrkirche St. Arbogast

Reviewed By Tasha J

This is one of the last fortified churches remaining in Europe. My husband and I made the trip to this church, right outside Basel in the village of Muttenz, in 2011 while on our honeymoon, because we're genealogists, and members of my family lived in this village until emigrating to America in 1743. This church was the church they attended while living there, and it's still standing, and is still in use by the community today. It's not a Catholic church anymore, but that doesn't particularly matter--it's still worth visiting. Murals that were painted on the walls hundreds of years ago are still visible. It's very small--probably built to comfortably house fewer than 100 people. Plaques on the walls in the courtyard entrances refer to the time period in which my family lived in the area. The only thing that was missing was a person--no one was there. I wish there'd been someone present for me to ask questions. I'm fluent in German, so it wouldn't have mattered if they didn't speak English.

9. Aquabasilea Pratteln

Hardstrasse 55, Pratteln 4133, Switzerland +41 61 826 24 24
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 352 reviews

Aquabasilea Pratteln

Reviewed By Miavenda - Baden, Switzerland

I visited aquabasikea with my family (2 kids 5 and 7) the place is great for them. They really had fun and enjoyed all pools, the two rivers and the toboggans. We spend the whole day in the place. I bought tickets for the complete day even when I was thinking to buy only the 4 hours ticket. I recommend you to buy the day ticket there is a lot of fun for the kids that the time flies. I will only recommend to bring your own food, there is a pick nick zone because I tried two of the restaurants in the place and frankly the food is horrible. I ate a pasta and a salad and they were bad no taste at all and after we tried the crepes those were even worst!!!!
Better take something from home and have a picnic

10. Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland +41 61 206 62 62
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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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.

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