Marktplatz in Basel

The Markthalle, Basel's must-visit market, offers a wide variety of dishes from all over the world, cooked with fresh produce to delight your taste buds!

Basel: Marktplatz

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Boasting many museums and a romantic atmosphere, Basel is a dynamic Swiss city, a cultural capital set on the banks of the Rhine, bordering France and Germany</p>. In addition to its mediaeval centre, its exhibitions and its rich historical heritage, Basel has a not-to-be-missed culinary centre: the Markthalle, or market hall.

Open daily, the Markthalle has an abundance of food stalls.


You'll find cuisines from many parts of the world here – Abyssinia, Argentina, Afghanistan, the Caribbean, India, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa and the Himalayas – offering creative, locally cooked dishes.

There's something for everyone: it's impossible not to find something to delight your taste buds when visiting Basel! The many market stalls also include a wine cellar – the perfect place to discover and taste regional wines – a cold-pressed oil extractor, a bar offering nearly 1,000 different spirits and a restaurant serving fresh seafood! In addition, a weekly market is held every Saturday in the Markthalle.

From an architectural point of view, the Markthalle Basel, distinguished by its characteristic huge dome, is also worth a visit.


The building, which dates from 1929, is the work of engineer Adolf Goenner and architect Hans Ryhiner. It has a unique atmosphere with its mix of large open spaces and many individual niches.

The Markthalle Basel is located at 20 Steinentorberg, south of the Old Town.

It's a 20-minute walk from the Apart Hotel Adagio Basel City, and the tramway stops right in front of the Markthalle. For those travelling by car, the 'Elisabethen' multi-storey car park is close by.