Guided tours à la carte


Discover Riehen.

Are you interested in Riehen‘s history, the refined life in the Basel estates or the fate of refugees in the Second World War? Or would you like to explore the "green village" by bike? Depending on your wishes, interests and timeframes our practided guides will take you around Riehen. Below we present a choice of possible themed tours. We're happy to advise you personally too.

Flora and fauna

In addition to its various cultural options, Riehen also offers a lot in terms of nature:  there's woods and meadows, agriculture, riverine landscapes and a large variety of plants and animals to be dicovered. On request we also offer specially themed tours.

Right at the border

Tour along the country’s borders. You'll hear about landmarks, refugees and smugglers, old and new neighbours and the dramatic time of the Second World War.

Estates of Riehen

Estates – the refined life of wealthy Basel families: this tour offers you a look behind the courtyard walls of selected estates and their eventful history. We also offer special tours through the Sarasinpark and the Glögglihof.

Historic village tour

Historic village tour marking 1000 years of Riehen - from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
An expert guide will lead you on a journey throughout Riehen‘s history, from the Church castle to the modern residential municipality.

Contemporary architecture

The tour offers an insight into interesting developments in Riehen’s contemporary architecture and also leads to buildings by internationally renowned architects such as Herzog & de Meuron and Renzo Piano.

On two wheels

An exciting journey of discovery on two wheels: cyclists have the privilege of being able to enjoy almost all interesting places in and around Riehen from the comfort of their saddle.

The churches of Riehen

With its 1000 year-old foundation walls, the village church is very much worth a visit. Other highlights include the St. Franziskuskirche and the Kornfeldkirche, both important examples of modern church architecture. Furthermore, we will also visit the Chrischonakirche in Bettingen.

Riehen's natural pool

Get to know the concepts and architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the ecological functionality of the award-winning natural pool of Riehen. The one hour tour offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the special pool, that looks like "normal" waters, but that has latest technology at work to keep a steady high water quality.



Dates and booking:

Please book your tour well in advance. We need about four weeks to cater optimally to your wishes. Of course we try to help out with last-minute requests too.
Costs, duration and amount of attendees:
CHF 220, up to 2 hours, at a maximum of 20 attendees; for bigger groups it's possible to offer multiple tours parallelly.
The tours are generally held in German. Some of the tours can be held in English, French or Italian.
Contact and consulting:
Kulturbüro Riehen, Baselstrasse 30, 4125 Riehen
Tel. +41 61 646 81 09, 

Come visit Riehen - there's a lot to discover!

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