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Birsköpfli, 4127 Birsfelden, Switzerland

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About Birsköpfli

The Birsköpfli is a leisure and bathing area in the Swiss city of Basel and its neighboring municipality Birsfelden. It is located at the confluence of the Birs river with the Rhine river.   the Birsköpfli only means the area bounded by the Birs and the Rhine in the borough Breite; other boundaries are the Blackwood Bridge and the main road to Birsfelden. Along the Birs riverbanks there is a park with green meadows and a restaurant, the rest of the area is inhabited by allotments.

Attractions near Birsköpfli

Museum Tinguely0.49km from Birsköpfli

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 Stadtmauer1.13km from Birsköpfli

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 Mill1.2km from Birsköpfli

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.

St. Alban Tor1.24km from Birsköpfli

The St. Alban­Tor, dating back to ca. 1400, was part of the fortifications of the old walled city and is the gateway to a picturesque district of the city. The old gateway to the city still has its large wooden door and the heavy paling that was let down in times of danger to bar the entrance to the city. It was one of the ancient attractions in the city and also very famous among tourists.

Museum of Contemporary Art1.32km from Birsköpfli

The Gegenwart, also known as Museum für Gegenwartskunst, is a separate branch of the Kunstmuseum Basel, exclusively dedicated to contemporary art. the gallery is housed in a former factory building, not far from the main home of the Kunstmuseum. It has collections of contemporary art of both the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation. In addition to classic media such as painting and sculpture, it also collects video art.

Basler Messeturm1.44km from Birsköpfli

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.

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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.