Guided tours à point

Riehen takes you on a journey.

Riehen has something in store for everyone: high-class art, culture from all eras, attractive estates, inspiring nature walks, modern architecture and a diverse history.

Once a month Riehen’s documentation centre offers thematic guided “Riehen… à point” tours in and around Riehen, led by interesting personalities.

The tours are held in German. 

Enjoy new perspectives. Riehen awaits you.

Informations and Application:

Dokumentationsstelle, Wettsteinstrasse 1, 4125 Riehen
Tel. +41 61 646 82 92,

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Riehen ... à point

General information

Themed guided tours

Date: 3rd Saturday every month (except February, July and December) at 14:00

Price: Adults CHF 10 / Children and young persons up to age 16: CHF 5 / Duration: approx. 90 minutes

The guided tours take place regardless of the weather and visitors may also attend the tours on the day without pre-registration.

Please refer to the individual tour descriptions for specific instructions.

We hope you enjoy our guided tours!


Further information and personal consultation

Documentation centre of the commune of Riehen

Gaspare Foderà

Wettsteinstrasse 1, CH-4125 Riehen

Tel. 061 646 82 92

Riehen... explore

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 10.30 am

Discover the Dorkirche St. Martin Riehen - a tour for children and families

Event with pastor Martina Holder and Philipp Ponacz

Since 2017, there has been an art guide from the Society for Art History in Switzerland for the Dorfkirche in Riehen.

Riehen... historical

Saturday 17 March 2018, 2 pm

The lower village, the heart of the historical village centre. Tour with Albin Kaspar

The third book in the series was published at the end of the last century

“Häuser in Riehen und ihre Bewohner” (Houses in Riehen and their inhabitants).

Riehen... flowing

Saturday 21 April 2018, 2 pm

From the wild river landscape to the reservoir of the city of Basel

Tour with Gerhard Kaufmann

The oldest document contained in Basel Stadt’s current body of laws is a contract concluded between Margrave Kark Friedrich von Baden and the council of Basel Stadt dated August 1756 concerning the use of the meadow water.

Riehen... healthy ll

Saturday 19 May 2018, 2 pm

Healing plants - forgotten and overlooked but still very effective

Tour with Lucretia Wyss

Some of us still remember the healing effects of our vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Riehen... literary

Saturday 16 June 2018, 2 pm, Johann Peter Hebel in Riehen tour with Siegert Kittel

Johann Peter Hebel who was born in Basel is generally considered a pioneer of literature in Alemannic dialect.

Riehen... artistic

Saturday 18 August 2018, 2 pm Riehen’s art in the public sphere tour with Gabriele Pohlig

How often have you passed the municipal administration without paying much attention or even completely missing its sculpture and mosaics?

Riehen... fruity

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 2 pm Fruit garden with old fruit varieties tour with Jürg Sollberger

Who remembers varieties such as Boskop, Glockenapfel and Berner Rosen? Are these types of fruits still important today?

Riehen... welcoming

Saturday 20 October 2018, 2 pm Riehen for new arrivals and interested parties tour with Thomas Weissenrieder

Are you interested in discovering the history of your residential community? Join us for a tour from Kirchenburg to some typical manors and around the village centre.

Riehen... peaceful

Saturday 17 November 2018, 2 pm Rest in peace

Tour with Caroline Schachenmann

In 2000 AD people buried their family members in the vicinity of the village later known as Riehen. Few traces surrounding the village church attest that a burial place was once located here for hundreds of years.

About your visit in Riehen, we will be pleased!

Infothek Riehen
(in Haus der Vereine)
Baselstrasse 43
CH-4125 Riehen 1
Telefon: +41 61 641 40 70

Opening hours:
Mo, Tue, Wed, Fr  9 – 12 Uhr
Tue und Wed14 – 17 Uhr
Thu 9 – 18 Uhr

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