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Best Shopping in Basel

Markets

The elite traveler will discover a treasure trove of quality goods in Basel’s markets; from organic foods and handcrafted products to unique pieces of jewelry and clothing.

CENTRAL MARKET ON MARKETPLATZ

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6am-7pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 6am-1.30pm. Every second and last Saturday of the month until 6pm.

Central Market is Basel’s most prestigious market, and centrally located on the bustling Marktplatz in the shadow of the historic City Hall. Specializing in fresh and organic produce, and near to prestigious shopping street Freie Srasse, the many flower stalls add vibrant color, while the sweets, spices, honey and bread stalls make a visit to Central Market a truly sensory shopping experience.

MARKET on BARFÜSSERPLATZ

Open: Thursdays 7am-8pm

Barfüsserplatz Square in the old town is brought to life once a week by this incredible market. Countless stalls offer immaculately made crafts from around the world. With exceptional jewelry, food and clothes on offer, all eagled-eyed elite travelers are sure to swoop in on a bargain.

FLEA MARKET on PETERSPLATZ

Open: Saturdays 7.30am-4pm

The flea market on Petersplatz is a popular hangout for aficionados of secondhand items – from baby clothes to antiques. With bargains to be haggled for, and hidden gems to be uncovered this is a market for serious shoppers. The market organizers have include a separate section for children who wish to sell their toys for free, ensuring the quality of the next generation of Basel‘s market stallholders.