A warm welcome to the Basel markets

The City Market on Marktplatz, the Basel, offers fresh and seasonal goods.
The City Market on Marktplatz, the Basel, offers fresh and seasonal goods.

The city of Basel is characterised by its numerous attractive city and district markets, which create a congenial atmosphere with their high quality, freshness and friendly customer service. The following markets provide a shopping experience with a difference in Basel:

  • the City Market in Marktplatz, a traditional fresh produce market with additional snack stands.
  • the New Goods Market in Barfüsserplatz with new goods of all kinds and additional snack stands.
  • the flea markets in Barfüsserplatz and Petersplatz.
  • the numerous Basel district markets.

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A flower stall at the lively market on Marktplatz in Basel.
A flower stall at the lively market on Marktplatz in Basel.

City market

At the heart of Basel

The city market in Marktplatz is not just a colourful event on sunny days, with it abundance of delicacies and specialities, such as fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat, mushrooms, honey, wine, coffee, dried goods, bread, handicrafts, tea, and much more. The city market has been going for a long time and it is nestled in the middle of an exclusive business area. Gourmets will find delicacies and specialities from the region, Switzerland and around the world at the market, all in front of the Town Hall in Basel! This traditional fresh produce market boasts a super-friendly customer service and offers personal advice.

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 2 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 8.30am to 6 pm

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New goods market

A variety of products in a central location

The Barfüsserplatz is located in the city centre and surrounded by many first-rate shops and cosy bistros. The new market is the ideal place for errands of any kind: jewellery, handicrafts from all over the world, decoration, delicatessens and clothing are just a few examples of what is on offer. There are also places where you can grab a snack or drink.

  • Thursday 7 am - 8 pm
  • except on bank holidays and during the Autumn fair and the Christmas market

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The flea market in Barfüsserplatz.
The flea market in Barfüsserplatz is held twice a month during the week.

Flea markets

Have fun at the “Märte” and “Schnöigge”

The flea market in Petersplatz is a popular Saturday meeting place for all those who love second-hand goods. From fine antiques to dungarees for the little ones, there is everything you need for daily life - at extremely competitive prices of course. Plus, children can sell their toys for free in the middle of the square. Reservations for stalls can be made online or at the counter (for more information visit www.messen-maerkte.bs.ch).

  • Saturday 7.30 am to 4 pm
  • except on bank holidays and during the Autumn fair

The Wednesday flea market in Barfüsserplatz is held twice a month during the week. Against the scenic backdrop of the old town, its range of rarities and treasures make it a real find for all market-lovers. You can register to sell your goods by phone on: Tel. + 41 61 267 70 43. Phonelines are open on Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 am to 7 pm
  • except on bank holidays and during the Autumn fair and the Christmas market

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The Matthäusmarkt in Kleinbasel.
The Matthäusmarkt soon became a popular meeting place in Kleinbasel.

District Markets

To every district its pleasure

Matthäusmarkt, Matthäusplatz (Kleinbasel)

Kleinbasel lives! There has been a district market selling local produce every Saturday at the newly designed Matthäusplatz ever since 2006. 80 per cent of the goods offered are home-grown or cultivated by the vendor. The Matthäusmarkt soon became a popular meeting place in Kleinbasel. You are also most welcome to the magnificent seasonal markets in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

  • Saturday 8 am-1 pm

St. Johannsmarkt, Vogesenplatz (Grossbasel)

The St. Johannsmarkt has been held in Vogesenplatz, in the newly refurbished St. Johannsquartier, since November 2010. The produce on offer ranges from fruit and vegetables from the region to local pastries, sausages, cheeses and wine, plus flowers and potted plants. There are also seasonal markets with a wider range to choose from.

  • Saturday 9 am to 2 pm

“Märt at Tellplatz” (Gundeldingen)

A market spectacle at the Tellplatz in the “Gundeli”: the market produce is varied and fresh every week – very inviting for shopping and dining. In addition to seasonal goods from local farms, the market also sells meats and cheeses, baked goods and jams as well as a wide range of fresh flowers.

  • Saturday 8 a
  • m to 1 pm

“Our market” at the Meret Oppenheim-Platz (SBB RailCity Basel)

This market is organised by the Art & Food Management and offers commuters the wonderful opportunity to buy fresh produce for longer throughout the day and in the evening. The residents of the Gundeli and Bruderholz districts are enjoying this market as a new and attractive meeting place. The choice ranges from baked bread and confectionery to Italian cheeses and sausages and Dutch specialties. Refreshments with an international flair are available on-site.

  • Friday 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday market in Kleinbasel (Erlenmatt)

Locals meet at the town’s Sunday market, and new contacts are forged. Visitors to the market and stand holders also come from other parts of Switzerland as well as from Germany and France. The exotic aromas of the international street food area add to the inviting environment. Occasional musical and theatrical performances create an additional highlight for the lively and bustling Sunday event. The market is organised by the association V.i.P, Quartierfreundliche Nutzungen Erlenmatt. Information on the exact location of the market is available at www.sonntagsmarkt.ch

  • Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
  • except during BASELWORLD

Old Market Hall (next to Basel SBB)

The inviting aromas of fresh bread, sweet fruits and freshly ground coffee can once again be scented under the large cupola of the Old Market Hall. The attractive domed building has been in use as a market hall once again since October 2013, featuring market stalls well-stocked with fresh products and appetising menus. Comfortable seating, child’s play areas and free WLAN mean that eating, drinking and passing the time here is a unique occasion.

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 8am to 9pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Different products are on sale in the Market Hall depending upon the time and day, for up-to-date information, please visit: www.altemarkthalle.ch
 

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Information for exhibitors

Information for exhibitors

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