What to do and see in Dornach, Switzerland: The Best Places and Tips

August 8, 2017 Velvet Champine

Dornach in Switzerland, from Europe region, is best know for Architectural Buildings. Discover best things to do in Dornach with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Dornach

Ruettiweg 45, Dornach 4143, Switzerland +41 61 706 42 42
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Goetheanum

Reviewed By SkyDK - Denmark

This unique building is far more beautiful inside than the concrete mastodont outer appearance. Inside is where the uneven angles and colourfullness really comes to its right. This church like place still worships the Steiner way of life. remember to observe the surrounding neighbourhood houses build after the same principes.

Ermitagestrasse, Arlesheim 4144, Switzerland
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Ermitage

Reviewed By sally g - Brighton, United Kingdom

Investigate, explore, experience. There are several types of walk, including a flat path to some ponds, and a forest path well-signed to various cave structures and aspects of the ancient hermitage where cultural artefacts were found. A quiet, reflective place. Public transport there: Take tram 10 from Basel SBB (main rail station) to Arlesheim stop (direction Dornach), about 20 mins. Yellow walking signs lead you through a few lovely backstreets to the 'English garden' where all the caves and dripping greenery are. Birseck castle, one of the 2 part-ruined 'castles' in the forest is open occasionally and used as a kindergarten. you can do a loop to include them, less than an hour and not much uphill - that includes some quiet time at various interest points. The ponds walk is a separate trail.

3. Basel Paper Mill Museum

St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel 4052, Switzerland +41 61 225 90 90
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

Leywald, Reinach 4153, Switzerland
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Skulpturenweg

Reviewed By Frank M - Reinach, Switzerland

Within about 15 mins walk from the centre of Reinach or 5-10 mins if you park your car just off the main road. Really in the start of the countryside. With allotments, farms & woods close at hand. We started at the top of the hill and walked down backwards through the woods to the start. I guess either direction is OK. About 30 or so wooden carvings surprise you at every turn along the way. & there are a couple of benches to relax on part way through so you can just soak up the countryside. Great for kids.

5. Gempenturm

Gempenturmstrasse 15, Gempen 4145, Switzerland
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Gempenturm

Reviewed By LukiLukeGO - Basel, Switzerland

This tower is pretty much an insider tip with few tourists visiting. It's mainly
Positives:
- Amazing view
- Free parking available
- Great value: only CHF 1.00
- Several places to make a fire and picnic
To note:
- this isn't an activity for anybody who's afraid of heights
- you must have CHF 1 coins - no change
- the view over the city of Basel is limited: there are trees in between
- its a little bit tricky to find this place: it's not too well labeled
- no direct public transport access: most convenient is by car
- if you like to go to the restaurant, check their opening hours before you go
- there used to be a down-hill scooter rental. Last I heard, it that it is closed "until further notice" (tower remains open)
- don't go up the tower during a thunder storm !!!

6. Swingolf Herrenmatt

Herrenmatt 9, Hochwald 4146, Switzerland +41 79 448 14 68
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Swingolf Herrenmatt

Reviewed By Martin B

Zusammen mit der Familie sind wir zu Swingolf Herrenmatt gekommen. Bei der Begrüssung sind wir sehr freundlich und willkommen angenommen wurden. Zu Beginn gab es für alle einen sehr informativen Einführungsteil in das Swingolfen. Anschliessen haben wir ca. 3 Stunden voller Freunde uns Spass die neun Löcher absolviert. Ein fantastischer Blick von der Anlage auf Basel und Umgebung. Sehr gerne kommen wir wieder.

7. Pantheon Basel

Hofackerstrasse 72, Muttenz 4132, Switzerland +41 61 466 40 77
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

8. Dom von Arlesheim

Domplatz, Arlesheim 4144, Switzerland +41 61 706 86 51
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

Dom von Arlesheim

Reviewed By Wulf K - Bad Durkheim, Germany

The Dom was quite big for such a small town. It was open when I was there (Tuesday, 6 pm). The area around the dome is really nice.

9. Dorneck Castle

Schlossweg 125, Dornach 4143, Switzerland
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Dorneck Castle

Reviewed By Veggrower1 - Addlestone, United Kingdom

Schloss Dornach or Dorneck Castle is a vast ruin which has the potential to be a very interesting ruin. Not very well kept and without any signage to indicate the various areas and what they may be used for in the past. It was obviously at one time an important and large building but it sadly lacks the information in words and pictures which would bring it to life for the visitor. There is so much that could be done here to improve the experience and I would not go back again until improvements are made in telling the story and the history was explained.

Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland +41 77 400 65 41
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

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