Guided tour

Basel: Theatrical Jailbirds, Butchers, and Elegant Ladies

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

Basel: Theatrical Jailbirds, Butchers, and Elegant Ladies

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

From US$ 32.79 per person

An amusing, entertaining, and informative walking tour that includes the out-of-the-ordinary and human aspects of Basel. You will be lead by professional actors who will take you on a journey through the hidden alleys of Basel's charismatic Old Town.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of Spalentor Gate
  • Discover Basel as lead by talented actors
  • Listen to surprising stories about past times
Full description
Basel, 1850. Traugott and Irma von der Mühll would never have imagined that two escapees from the Lohnhof prison would drop in on the day of their memorial celebration for Uncle Friedrich. Be bold and embark on a different kind of walk. Along with the jailbird and his accomplice, you'll wander through a part of Basel that has quite a lot of history to tell. Find out why stags graze on the Stadtgraben, and hear about bits of bacon during a church service and where trousers and gingerbread are welcomed as a means of payment. You will also meet Rector Thurneysen, who provides an address in Latin, as well as the police, or the eccentric Ms. Ochsenfuess. Finally, your tour will conclude with you enjoying the special views from Spalentor Gate.
  • City tour lead by actors
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Your meeting point is at Leonhardskirchplatz, 4051 Basel

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • You will climb steep stairs up the top of Spalentor Gate
    • You will climb some steep stairs during this tour
    • The itinerary may be adjusted in case of unforeseeable events
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    It was a great tour, it was a lot of fun.

    September 16, 2021

    Wir waren als Team dabei und waren begeistert von der informativen Führung, mal anders und können es nur empfehlen

    June 17, 2022


    February 17, 2022


    Product ID: 217860