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Basel's Old Town, Basel

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With buildings dating back to the 15th century, Basel's Old Town blooms with old-world charm. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets and observe the mix of modern and centuries-old architecture of one of Europe's well-preserved old towns. Much of the historical area is pedestrian only, so plan to explore the compact center on foot. Venture into cozy side streets to discover the atmosphere of the old town of centuries ago, with small boutiques and authentic restaurants. Make Basel's Old Town part of your personalized Basel itinerary using our Basel journey planner.
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  • One of the best old towns, we spent hours wandering. Great shopping and restaurants. It was even better because of all the holiday decorations. Basel is a wonderful city to wander and beautifully... 
    One of the best old towns, we spent hours wandering. Great shopping and restaurants. It was even better because of all the holiday decorations. Basel is a wonderful city to wander and beautifully...  more »
  • Really pretty and atmospheric with some lovely buildings and loads of shopping, eating and drinking. 
    Really pretty and atmospheric with some lovely buildings and loads of shopping, eating and drinking.  more »

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