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Antiquities Museum and Ludwig
Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artworks are the house specialties.
(German and French(.
Some 20,000 people lived in this Roman town 1,800 years ago. Today's open-air
museum complex has ruins, a reconstruction of a Roman house, and a "Roman
farm" animal park. In summer, you can get there by boat.
The city's history since Celtic times is chronicled in the Barfüsserkirche, a restored
Franciscan church from the 1300s. Other museum branches are also listed here.
(German and French.)
The Kunstmuseum Web site covers two museums: the Basel Art Museum and the Museum of
Museum of Cultures
Basel's ethnological museum displays objects from around the world, with an emphasis on
the Americas, the Pacific, and rural Europe.
This museum opened in 1996. It celebrates the work of Jean Tinguely, a Swiss
artist whose career spanned three and a half decades before his death in 1991.
Natural History Museum
Minerals, dinosaurs, birds, and beetles are among the specimens in this internationally
respected museum. (German.)
Spielzeug Welten Museum - Toy World Museum
Dolls, dollhouses, teddy bears, toy carousels, etc. occupy four floors of
exhibition space in central Basel.
Vitra Design Museum
This ultramodern, international museum of furniture and interior design is
located across the German border in Weil am Rhein. Take the A5 motorway or the
No. 5 bus from the Badischer Bahnhof (railway station) in Basel.
The Basel Zoological Garden ("Zolli Basel" in dialect) is a 5- to 10-minute walk
from the center of town or the railroad station. Animals range from apes to zebras.
Drawings from Heinz Klose
Click the thumbnails for larger images of Basel in black and white.
The local rowing club has two boathouses, some 400 members, and more than a hundred years
of history. (German.)