Shopping: check out our insider tips on shopping in Basel and Weil am Rhein

Fancy designer stores, hidden boutiques, interesting trade fairs, colorful flea markets or extensive shopping tours through the city’s many outlet stores – Basel deserves to be called a small but sophisticated shopping paradise. Check out our small list of hidden treasures Basel has in store for shopping addicts discovering the city:

Shopping in Basel

  • Freie Strasse Basel (see picture): Basel’s main shopping street
  • The numerous small shops in the alleyways around the Spalenberg are a treasure trove.
  • Flea Markets: Petersplatz (Sunday), Barfuesserplatz (Wednesday)
  • Trade Fairs: BASELWORLD – The Watch and Jewellery Show. ART Basel – The Art Show
  • Specialist shops: Roosens (8,000 different buttons in all colours and variations), Confiserie Beschle and Laeckerli Huus (chocolate), Erasmushaus (the oldest second-hand bookshop in Switzerland) and Johann Wanner (for Christmas decorations).
Shopping in Basel's Old Town
Shopping tips for Basel

Outlet-Shopping in Weil am Rhein

Brandware by famous labels like Schiesser, carhartt, Buffalo, BigStar, blutsgeschwister and Puma are sold at affordable prices at various Outlets in Weil am Rhein. Mor information: und

Outlet centre Weil am Rhein near carathotel Basel: carhartt
Outlet shopping in Weil am Rhein near carathotel Basel

Shopping for souvenirs in Basel

Souvenirs from Basel: Basler Läckerli, a sweet treat original to Basle
Souvenirs from Basel: swiss cheese

Some of the most classical souvenirs from Basel are, among others, the Basler Läckerli, awesome Swiss cheese or the word-famous Swiss chocolate. More ideas and tipps on where to buy those things, you can find on our Blog:

The best souvenirs from Basel and Weil am Rhein >>