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Basel is a famously artsy city. It’s home to world renowned art exhibitions and museums, so you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s got some great modern architecture scattered throughout its streets and in the country beyond. Embark on a tour of the modern architecture that you must see in Basel.
Back in the city centre, you can take a short walk from the Kuntmuseum to see The Hammering Man, a 13-foot workman who has been labouring away at thin air since 1989. Artist Jonathan Borofsky’s legions of giant Hammering Men have appeared in city across the world.
Basel’s second tallest skyscraper, the Messeturm, is a gleaming green-giant that dominates the city’s skyline and doubles as a hotel and office space. If you can get over the vertigo, you can try out a cocktail at Bar Rouge which sits on the top floor of the Messeturm and is known as the highest bar in Switzerland. A stiff drink here could be the perfect spot to round off your architecture tour.
Messeplatz, 12, Basel, +41 61 695 90 10