Art & Culture


Music, art, festivals, exhibitions… So many events to discover! With the Upper Rhine Museum Pass, enjoy more than 190 museums, castles, parks and gardens in our three countries: www.museumspass.com


Route and public transport connections:

  • 1st day Basel
    Basel Euro Airport -> Basel by bus number 50 within 17 minutes
  • 2nd day Freiburg
    Basel -> Freiburg by German railway: ICE within 50 minutes
  • 3rd day Mulhouse
    Freiburg -> Mulhouse by French railway: TGV or TER within 50 minutes
  • 3rd day Colmar
    Mulhouse -> Colmar by French railway: TER within 20 minutes
  • 4th day Strasbourg
    Colmar -> Strasbourg by French railway: TER within 41 minutes
  • 5th day Baden-Baden
    Strasbourg -> Baden-Baden by German railway: RE via Appenweier within 1 hour or French railway: once daily TGV within 26 minutes
  • 5th day Karlsruhe
    Baden-Baden -> Karlsruhe by German railway: ICE or RE within 15-20 minutes

Trip Description

Fondation Beyeler, erbaut vom Italienischen Stararchitekten Renzo Piano _c Foto Mark Niedermann_Web
Schaulager Basel_c Foto Tom Bisig, Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel_2_c Julian Salinas


  • Arrival at EuroAirport Basel your Upper Rhine Valley aviation hub and transfer with bus n° 50 within 17 minutes to the city center
  • Visit of the numerous famous museums
  • Overnight-stay in Basel

Fondation Beyeler
From Cézanne and van Gogh to Klee, Miró, Warhol and Rothko - one of the most renowned private collections in the world with major works from the classical modern period can be viewed at the Fondation Beyeler. www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/Home
Open daily: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
The museum is open 365 days a year – with regular opening hours on all Sundays and public holi-days.

The Schaulager is an institution devoted to conserving, researching and teaching contemporary art. The museum opens to the public, presenting a special exhibition, every year from April to October. www.schaulager.org/en/whats-on Schaulager is not open to the public when no exhibition is taking place. Please note the special op-tions for visiting the library and collection on the website.

This museum has the oldest public art collection in the world. The museum owns the world’s largest collection of works by the Holbein family and other  important works of art from the Renaissance period. www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/home/
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun:   10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday:   10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday:    closed

Skulpturenhalle_Augustinermuseum c Städtische Museen Freiburg
Freiburg_Muensterplatz zwischen Kornhaus und Muenster_Copyright FWTM_Raach


  • In the morning journey Freiburg -> Basel by train: ICE within 50 minutes
  • Distance from the train station to the city center: 5 minutes walking
  • Left-luggage at the train station
  • In the evening journey Freiburg -> Mulhouse by train: TGV or TER within 50 minutes
  • Overnight-stay in Mulhouse

Different museums and concerts
Several museums offer history and culture, medieval and modern art. The theatre is home to an opera, acting and dance company. Famous modern and classical music artists regularly perform in the Konzerthaus. www.museen.freiburg.de


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Photos extérieur Fonderie_c Ville de Mulhouse
Colmar_Isenheimer Altar_2_c OT Colmar_web

Mulhouse and Colmar

7 different museums in Mulhouse
Since November 2009, Mulhouse has been classified as a “Town of Art and History”. The city deliberately interweaves science, technology and culture in its 7 museums. www.ot.ville-mulhouse.fr

Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse: Opéra National du Rhine
Rewarded in November 1997 by gaining the title of "Opéra national", it owes its exemplary nature to the specific contribution of the 3 cities which constitute it: Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar. www.operanationaldurhin.eu

  • In the afternoon journey Mulhouse -> Colmar by train: TGV or TER within 50 minutes
  • Distance from the train station Colmar to the city center: 5 minutes with bus number 1076 or 15 minutes walking

Unterlinden Museum
Well known for its famous Isenheim altarpiece, this is one of France’s most popular museums. It is home to sculptures, paintings and engravings dating from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. www.musee-unterlinden.com/en/
Monday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday:   10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday – Sunday:  10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday:   closed
24.12. and 31.12.:  10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Holidays: 01.01., 01.05., 01.11., 25.12.: closed

  • Overnight-stay in Colmar


Salle©Musées de Strasbourg, M. Bertola
Entrée Musée Art Moderne Strasbourg_C_Claire Schmitt


  • In the morning journey Colmar -> Strasbourg by train: TER within 41 minutes
  • Distance from the train station to the city center: 10 minutes by trolley car or 20 minutes walking

10 different museums
Strasbourg boasts a network of ten museums, which, from archaeology to modern and contempo-rary art, from zoology to popular traditions, from medieval art to modern illustration, will suit all tastes. www.musees-strasbourg.eu

  • In the evening journey Strasbourg -> Baden-Baden by train: TGV within 26 minutes
  • Overnight-stay in Baden-Baden



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ZKM Karlsruhe_c ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe Foto Uli Deck
Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe

Baden-Baden "Festspielhaus"
The “Festspielhaus” Baden-Baden, Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall, offers cultural experiences all-season long with top-class performances, famous ballet companies and interna-tional stars. www.festspielhaus.de/en/
If you cannot attend to an evening event, the Festival Hall Baden-Baden is offering tours for every-one who’s always wanted a glimpse backstage. You’ll get to go where no one else is allowed, step on the stage, explore the orchestra pit, and discover what goes on at the technical center:
Monday to Friday:   11 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays:  2 p.m.

Museum Frieder Burda
This internationally acclaimed collection focuses primarily on Classical Modernism and the contemporary era. It includes some 1,000 paintings, graphics and sculptures. Alternating with special exhibitions, the works of art are frequently presented from different viewpoints and in new contexts. www.museum-frieder-burda.de/en/home/
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays except on public holidays
Open on all public holidays except 24th and 31st December

  • After lunch journey Baden-Baden -> Karlsruhe by train: ICE or RE within 15-20 minutes
  • Distance from the train station to the ZKM: 10 minutes by trolley car number 2 (DIR. “Siemensallee”: 4 stations) or 20 minutes walking

Center for Art and Media (ZKM)
The Center for Art and Media (ZKM) is the world’s largest culture factory. One of the biggest media art exhibitions in the world also shows painting, sculpture and photography. www.zkm.de/en
Opening hours:
Wednesday–Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: closed