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Messeplatz

Messepl., 4058 Basel, Switzerland

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About Messeplatz

The exhibition center is located in the center of Kleinbasel in the Rosental district of the city of Basel. It forms the economic center of Kleinbasel, as the halls of the Basel sample fair are located on it and the Messeturm Basel with the Hotel Ramada Plaza on the narrow eastern side. The tower and hotel stand on the site of the Hotel Admiral, which was demolished in 2001. Until it was officially named in 1974, the Messeplatz was part of the Clarastrasse leading to the Mittlere Brücke.



Attractions near Messeplatz

Basler Messeturm0.04km from Messeplatz

Basler Messeturm is a 32 story skyscraper in Basel designed by renowned architects Morger & Degelo & Marques and is an unmistakable landmark of the city with its green-tinted glass and metal structure. It was constructed in the year 2003 and is one of the renowned attractions in Basel.

Museum Kleines Klingental0.94km from Messeplatz

This museum is housed in the historical rooms of the former Klingental Dominican convent and features original medieval sculptures from Basel Cathedral, a 17th-century model of the city, and the history of the convent itself. It houses the collection of original sculptures from Basel Minster , which were replaced by copies during restoration work. The museum also houses a model of the city of Basel as it looked in the 17th century and a model of the Klingental monastery in the 16th century.

Ausstellungsraum Klingental0.95km from Messeplatz

The Klingental exhibition space creates a platform for engaging with the current work of the artists living in Basel. We present, question and comment on your artistic research for the attention of the interested public. We understand the Klingental exhibition space as a place of encounter and hospitality between contemporary art and the public. Experimental handling of different communication formats is an important part of cross-city projects such as the Museum Night and the Regional.

Museum Tinguely1km from Messeplatz

Situated directly on the Rhine, the Museum Tinguely, built after plans by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta, houses the greatest collection of works by Jean Tinguely, one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century. The permanent exhibition presents a survey of his oeuvre spanning four decades. Special exhibitions show a wide range of artists and subjects including Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters who influenced Tinguely significantly and so more.

Basler Stadtmauer1.08km from Messeplatz

The Gate of Spalen is a former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel, Switzerland. One of the three remaining gateways, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland. The gate is a landmark of Basel and a heritage site of national significance.

Basel Paper Mill1.11km from Messeplatz

The Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing of Basel preserves and actively shares with visitors the ancient techniques that have allowed the collection and diffusion of ideas and knowledge throughout the centuries. The museum is located in a carefully restored building that began its life as a paper mill 500 years ago. It is a heritage site of national significance.

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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.