Basel invites you to come shopping
The city on three frontiers is rich in shopping centres, speciality shops, markets and specialities. Read more
The City Market on the Marktplatz, the New Goods market on the Barfüsserplatz, Saturday and Sunday markets in the various districts of Basel, the second-hand markets on the Petersplatz and on the Barfüsserplatz, as well as the weekly and farmers’ markets in the region are popular meeting places and create a genuine shopping experience with a pleasant ambience. Read more
Specialty shops for every need in the Grossbasel and Kleinbasel city centres, as well as modern shopping centres in the periphery on this and the other side of the frontier have a wide range of food, fashion and all kinds of consumer goods.
Basel is a leading centre for watches and jewellery – even outside the BASELWORLD, the world’s largest trade fair. Kurz, Seiler, Metzger, Gübelin and Bucherer are just a few of the major companies established within the city. You can find the creations of Chopard, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Rolex and other world-famous brands here. The high craftsmanship of Basel goldsmiths can be seen in the many smaller jewellers. Basel is also a fashion paradise, however, with quality products from Hermès, Bally, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Fogal, Wolford, Armani, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Yohji Yamamoto, Prada, Miu Miu and many others.
During Advent, the Christmas City of Basel shows in its celebratory side, and invites you to carry out your Christmas shopping in the artistically decorated city centre. The glittering Christmas market on the Barfüsserplatz, and now also on the Münsterplatz, gladden the heart and fulfil the wishes of young and old. The marvellously illuminated Christmas Street, with its high quality shopping, extends from the Aeschenplatz in Grossbasel to the Claraplatz in Kleinbasel. Read more