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27 November 2022 – 1 January 2023

Christmas spirit in the Haus zum Kirschgarten

Every year a festive mood is created in the wonderful Stadtpalais. When it gets cold outside and you like being inside, Christmas is not far away. Fourteen fir trees are set up and lovingly decorated in the Haus zum Kirschgarten for the first Advent.

The scent of firs, the glow of lights, the historical and modern tree decorations and the magnificent premises transport visitors to another world, leave them amazed and quite festive. A visit is worthwhile for young and old, because in addition to the guided tours on offer, many things can also be discovered by oneself. A small reading corner invites you to browse through Christmas and winter stories, and little squirrel figures are hidden throughout the house and on every tree.

Basel Historical Museum


During the pre-Christmas period, the Historisches Museum Basel invites visitors of all ages to guided tours in the Haus zum Kirschgarten.

On 16 December, everyone is invited to sing well-known Christmas carols.

The Haus zum Kirschgarten is also open on the following Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 29 November, 6 December, 13 December, 20 December, 27 December 2022.

To the current programme

Search Game

To create a special highlight for our youngest audience, there is a suitably designed squirrel on every decorated Christmas tree in the Haus zum Kirschgarten, which not only the young guests want to find.


Christmas spirit in the Haus zum Kirschgarten

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Basel Historical Museum
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Steinenberg 4
PO box
CH – 4001 Basel

Reception: +41 61 205 86 00

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