Art, culture and architecture. Words can’t describe how important these three things are for Basel. The public spaces alone are a celebration of art. From the Tinguely fountain on Theaterplatz to the so-called “Line”, a graffiti-adorned railway line which has earned Basel its place among street art strongholds throughout the world.
Renowned local architects have provided architecture lovers with countless photographic opportunities. World-famous architects have left a legacy of breathtaking buildings that punctuate Basel’s skyline, standing in stark yet harmonious contrast to the medieval half-timbered houses of the old town.
The Kunstmuseum Basel, the art museum, tells some of the most exciting stories art can tell. A truly historic institution, it houses the largest art collection in Switzerland. Works by Pablo Picasso were ‘saved’ solely at the initiative of the people of Basel, prompting the master himself – visibly impressed by this devotion – to donate further works to the museum.
For lovers of modern and contemporary art, the place to be is the Fondation Beyeler. Degas, Monet, Van Gogh or Cézanne, Kandinsky, Warhol or Lichtenstein – world-famous Impressionists, Expressionists and Pop Art artists expose their masterpieces here.