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Jewish Museum of Switzerland

Kornhausgasse 8, 4051 Basel, Switzerland


About Jewish Museum of Switzerland

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.

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Schweiz. Feuerwehrmuseum0.07km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

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.

Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel0.31km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

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.

Basel Historical Museum – Musikmuseum0.4km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

The Music Museum is located in Basel, Switzerland, and houses the country's largest collection of musical instruments. The museum is one of three components of the Historisches Museum Basel. It presents five centuries of music history with three areas of emphasis: the history of music-making in Basel; concerts, choral music, and dance; parades, festivals, and signals.

Basel Town Hall0.41km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

The Basel Town Hall is a 500-year-old building dominating the Marktplatz in Basel, Switzerland.  The Town Hall houses the meetings of the Cantonal Parliament as well as the Cantonal Government of the canton of Basel-Stadt.  The Great Council Chamber at one time featured a series of frescoes painted in 1522 by Hans Holbein the Younger, which have been lost. Fragments of the work as well as some of the initial drawings are kept in the Kunstmuseum.

Martinskirche0.48km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

The Martinskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Basel. It stands on the northern end of the cathedral hill and is considered to be the oldest parish church in Basel. The church also serves as a historic concert hall and stage for numerous events. A bell in the Martinskirche traditionally rings in the Basel Autumn Fair on the opening Saturday.

Fondation beyeler0.5km from Jewish Museum of Switzerland

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.

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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.