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Self-Guided Digital Tour Basel

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  • 24 hour
  • 7 days a week
  • No refund

Self-Guided Digital Tour Basel: visit a city boasting more than 2000 years of history, is informative and entertaining. This lively metropolis is located in the three-country corner of Germany, France, and Switzerland.

Freiburg Kultour proudly presents its self-guided digital tour Basel for only €7.99. On purchasing the tour on this website, you will receive an email containing the download link for the digital tour. Follow this link and download the tour onto your Smartphone: you’re good to go. You decide about the pace of your tour, your starting time and your break times. No big groups. Just you and your family. You can enjoy any particular interesting stations again and again.


Self-Guided Tour of Basel: The Swiss Metropole

Available in English or German, highlights of the tour include the Tinguely Fountain, Cathedral Mountain, and an introduction to the city’s history. Like many European cities, Basel is best explored on foot; you will be walking mostly on cobbled streets, so comfortable walking shoes are a must. There is a short but steep ascent to Münsterhill.

Celts settled on the site of today’s Novartis Campus more than 2000 years ago. The excavated settlement is now known as the Basel gas factory. Later they also settled on the Basel Munsterberg and set up an oppidum there. In the course of history, they were followed by the Romans, Alemanni and Franks.

Visitors encounter the eventful history of Basel everywhere in the city. What began with Celts and Romans continued throughout the middle ages. Life in Basel has always been eventful. Individual events and people who have particularly shaped Basel will be presented to you at the stops on the tour.

Start location

Tinguely Fountain, Basel (Google Map)

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What to expect

A digital and self-guided tour of Basel. In 21 stops you will discover more than 2000 years of history. We recommend that you begin your digital self-guided tour of Basel at the Tinguely fountain:

  • At the Tinguely fountain you can enjoy the historical introduction into the third largest city in Switzerland. We will also tell you about the Tinguely fountain, which is also called Fasnachtbrunnen.
  • We then continue to Barfüßerplatz, one of the most important squares in Basel. In days long gone by the little river Birsig ran through this part of town. In those those days the area was also home of the tanners, fisher and other craftsmen.
  • On Münsterhill we explore religious life in Basel. Seat of catholic bishop since the fifth century the city become protestant in the 16th century. Learn about the building of Münster cathedral, the cloister and the “Gallus Portal”. We also take the opportunity to enjoy the view over the rhine to “Kleinbasel” on the other side of the river.
  • We continue through Augustiner Gasse and Rheinsprung to the very first building of the oldest university in Switzerland.
  • The self-guided digital tour Basel ends at the Rathaus on market square.

How soon after payment can I use my digital self-guided tour?

Once you have downloaded the digital self-guided tour on your smartphone you can use it again and again. The QR-code however can only be used once per purchase and expires after three months.

You can pay for your digital self-guided tour with any major credit card such as Visa and Mastercard. Via the Paypal check out you can also pay with your Paypal balance or your current account balance.

Is there an expiration time for the digital tour I buy?

Once you have downloaded the tour on your smartphone you can use it again and again. The QR-code however can only be used once per purchase.

How can I pay for my digital self-guided tour?

You can pay with any major credit card such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Via the Paypal check out you can also pay with your Paypal balance or your current account balance.

Are you planning to create more digital self-guided tours?

Yes, we are constantly updating our portfolio of digital self-guided tours. Make sure that you check back on a regular basis, so you don’t miss out on our latest tours.

Can I book guided tours with you?

Yes, you can find all our guided tour in Freiburg and the Upper Rhine area here. For guided tours outside the Upper Rhine  we work with many reliable and experienced partners. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in one of our guided tours.

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