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Fondation beyeler

Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

Museums

About Fondation beyeler

The Beyeler Foundation or Fondation Beyeler with its museum in Riehen, near Basel, owns and oversees the art collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, which features modern art and tribal art. The Beyeler Foundation museum includes a space for special exhibitions staged to complement the permanent collection.



Attractions near Fondation beyeler

Skulpturhalle Basel0.19km from Fondation beyeler

The sculpture hall houses one of the largest collections of casts of ancient plastic. The complete merging of the entire architectural sculpture of the Athens Parthenon is unique worldwide.

Schweiz. Feuerwehrmuseum0.45km from Fondation beyeler

The Swiss Fire Brigade Museum in Basel shows the history of fire fighting. The exhibits, which also include permanent loans from the Basel Historical Museum, dating back to the 13th century. The focus of the collection is on fire services in Basel-Stadt. It is maintained by the Basel professional fire brigade, the oldest in Switzerland, in their premises called “Lützelhof”. However, the museum is not a state-run company and is not run as a separate department in the cantonal administration.

Jewish Museum of Switzerland0.5km from Fondation beyeler

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland shows one of the best collections of Judaica in central Europe. It exhibits valuable items depicting religious and everyday life and aims to introduce the Jewish history of Basel and the region. Tombstones dating from the Middle Ages and contemporary documents, Hebrew books printed by the famous Basel printing houses, and mementos of the Zionist Congresses enrich the collection.

Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel0.62km from Fondation beyeler

The museum embodies a scientific collection from the 1920s that has survived to the present day and is unique in Switzerland. Here - where Erasmus once came from Rotterdam and Paracelsus - you can discover old remedies and medicines, scales and weights, arts and crafts, herbal books, amulets, magnificent ceramic vessels, entire laboratories, and pharmacies. A sight not only for experts but also for laymen. It is one of the unique attractions in this area and it is worth visiting.

Predigerkirche0.63km from Fondation beyeler

The Predigerkirche is a Christian Catholic church in the Swiss city ​​of Basel. It is located in the suburbs - Quartier close to the University Hospital. It was built between 1233 and 1237 as a monastery church of the Dominican order. Ity is one of the famous pilgrimage centres in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Anton0.64km from Fondation beyeler

The St. Anton Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Swiss city ​​of Basel. It is located in St. Johann - Quarter and the St. Anthony of Padua dedicated.  The church was built between 1925 and 1927 as the first pure concrete church in Switzerland by the architect Karl Moser and the construction company G. Doppler und Sohn in exposed concrete. On September 13, 1931, the church was consecrated by Bishop Joseph Ambühl. In the early years, the building was mockingly referred to as the soul silo.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.