The Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill) is the historical centre of Basel. The most important archive of the city’s history is hidden right here under the ground. Examples of significant turning points in Europe’s History can be read through the interpretation of these archaeological remains, such as the Romanisation of Celtic society, the transition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages or yet the development of medieval episcopal cities and their diverse sacral buildings. Join us on a walk around the Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill) and discover fabulous archaeological relics from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages.
An archaeological tour allows you discover different information points on the Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill). Get the flyer in three languages «Archäologischer Rundgang, Archaeological Tour, Balade Archéologique» at the Information desk of Basel Tourismus at the Stadt-Casino, at the kiosk inside the Basel Cathedral or at the Archaeological Service offices at Petersgraben 11. Tip: You can tour 3000 years of Basel’s history with the free Audioguide application (Archaeo Tour). You can upload it on Google Play Store or on App Store.
The archaeology key for the Carolingian Outer Crypt and the flyer are available at the kiosk inside the Basel Cathedral. Guided tours for groups can be booked here.
Access & Contact
The Basel Münsterhügel (Cathedral Hill) can be easily reached by public transport: Tram 2 takes you from the Basel Main Train Station to the Kunstmuseum. Then it takes 5 minutes on foot to reach the Cathedral Hill.
Archäologische Bodenforschung des Kantons Basel-Stadt Petersgraben 11 4001 Basel Telefon +41 61 267 23 55 firstname.lastname@example.org