Visit to the Fondation Beyeler

The slumber is over. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum.

In order to make your visit to the museum as pleasant as possible, we have adjusted our ticketing to the purchase of time tickets. Please note that the number of tickets available per day and time slot for the current exhibitions is limited. This way we can ensure a balanced flow of visitors. Please book an online time ticket only if you are sure that you can keep the appointment. Only very limited number of tickets are available at the museum box office. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition, there may be long waiting times for those arriving without an online timed ticket.

+++ Please note: Tickets for the exhibition extensions are now available online. Tickets up to July 26 are already sold out. +++

The Fondation Beyeler bases its calculation of maximum visitor capacity on the directives issued by the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Basel-Stadt, in accordance with which a minimum surface area of 4m2 must be provided per visitor. As the current Hopper exhibition is very popular and well attended, the museum is likely to be operating at full capacity at all times. Pour la protection de tous, nous recommandons donc le port du masque pour visiter le musée. Face masks are available free of charge at the museum reception desk or at the museum shop for visitors without their own mask.

Tickets Frequently Asked Questions

Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen/Basel
Phone +41 61 645 97 00
Fax +41 61 645 97 19


You can buy tickets for the exhibitions at the museum in advance online. With the SBB RailAway special offer, you can also buy a discounted entrance ticket to the museum in combination with a train fare. Please bring a printed copy of your online ticket for admission. Groups of 20 or more are required to book in writing in advance even if no tour guide is needed.

Online Ticket



up to age 25 (show ID at the ticket office) free admission
University students with ID aged 26 - 30  CHF/EUR 12
Students at the Kunsthistorisches Seminar Basel and Schule Kunst und Gestaltung Basel free admission
IV-pensioners with ID or equivalent foreign document CHF/EUR 20
Escorts are granted free admission 


Groups of 20 people or more
advance reservation required
per person 
School Groups
Reservation required via the online-form
School groups from the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft

free admission

Workshops and guided tours for all school groups (until December 31, 2019)


School groups from the rest of Switzerland or abroad
see admission prices for adults and children
Additional information on school groups


Without prior appointment a charge of CHF 50 will be raised



Train and museum admission
SBB RailAway special offer
Overnight accommodation and museum admission
Basel Tourism

Members of the following organizations enjoy reduced admission to the exhibitions with a valid membership card:

Caritas Kultur Legi
Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel
Gästepass Baselland
Gemeinde Riehen Gutschein aus Zuzügerheft
Gruner Artcard / Art Magazin
SBB / Railaway
TCS-Mitglieder «Show your Card»-Mitgliederkarte

Members of the following organizations enjoy free admission to the exhibitions with a valid membership card:

Art Club
Young Art Club
Basel Tourismus Mitarbeiter 
BKB Freizeitaktion
Colour Key
Guggenheim Art Pass
MPM MuseumsPassMusée
Musées sans frontieres
Sotheby's Preferrend
Stadt Basel Gutschein aus Zuzügerheft
Verband Museen Schweiz 
Vitra Mitarbeiter

Access for Visitors with Disabilities

It is very important to us that visitors with disabilities feel comfortable at the Fondation Beyeler. Each room in the museum is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. We are also prepared to take special measures upon request. Visitors with disabilities benefit from reduced admission. An escort, if necessary, is granted free admission. Additional information on the Fondation Beyeler’s grounds, doors, rest rooms and ground conditions.


Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.
A care service for dogs is available with advance notification. Further information 

Location and Access

We recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. Travel time from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is only a few minutes; from Basel SBB station, about 25 minutes. The tram stop is very close to the museum. Guests coming from within Switzerland can benefit from the SBB RailAway special offer. Those traveling by car will find parking spaces very close to the Fondation Beyeler in the garage “Zentrum”. If you wish to combine your visit to the museum with a bicycle tour, there is a direct bike path from Badischer Bahnhof. We also recommend the path that takes you through Lange Erlen.

Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen/Basel
Tel. +41 61 645 97 00
Fax +41 61 645 97 19

Access by Public Transportation

Direct connections from Zurich and Bern, Strasburg, and Paris to Basel SBB
Direct connections from Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Berlin to Basel, Badischer Bahnhof
From Basel SBB: Tram 2 towards “Eglisee” to the stop “Basel, Badischer Bahnhof,” then transfer to Tram 6
From Basel, Badischer Bahnhof: Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Fondation Beyeler”
Alternative: S-Bahn 6 from Basel SBB or Basel, Badischer Bahnhof towards “Zell (Wiesental)” to the stop “Riehen”; from there about 6 minutes' walk to the Fondation Beyeler

Access by Car

From Switzerland: Autobahn A2 or A3, turnoff Basel Nord/Messe, exit "Badischer Bahnhof" towards Riehen
From Germany: Exit Basel Messe/Badischer Bahnhof, turnoff Riehen


The "Zentrum" garage is located on Baselstrasse 70, in the immediate vicinity of the Fondation Beyeler, and is open 24 hours a day. Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are directly in front of the garage entrance.

Frequently asked questions and answers

Now as ever, the safety of our visitors and employees remains our first priority. The Fondation Beyeler has therefore drawn up a comprehensive safety plan that takes into account the Swiss Federal Council’s Covid-19 Ordinances. In order to make your visit to the museum as enjoyable as possible in these challenging times, we have introduced several measures to optimise visitor flow:

More information

Beginning Thursday, 7 May, admission tickets are available again online at with a choice of time slots. Online timed tickets are valid for a specific date and time, chosen freely by visitors according to availabilities. Only a limited number of tickets is available at the museum desks. Please be punctual: arriving more than 30 minutes late may mean you have to wait.

You have already purchased an online ticket, you have received a voucher or you hold a membership that would normally allow you to access the museum freely?

Before visiting, you must also book a timed ticket online by purchasing a «0 CHF ticket». The «0 CHF ticket» is valid only in conjunction with your other documentary proof of free access; both must be presented at the museum entrance.  

You hold a membership or other that grants you reduced-rate admission?

Please also purchase a «0 CHF ticket» and then buy your reduced-rate ticket on site at the museum admission desk.

We ask that you bring along a printout of your ticket when you visit.

Raiffeisen card
We do not accept the Raiffeisen card.

TCS card
With a "Show your card" sticker on your TCS card, you will receive a 20% discount. The discount can only be claimed at the ticket office. You cannot receive the discount if you purchase online.

Museum passes
With the MPM Museums-Pass-Musées you can visit us for free.
We do not accept the Swiss Museum Pass.

For a list of all other membership cards that we accept, please visit this link.

Entry coupons are always valid with the exception of exhibitions with a higher admission fee.

The Fondation Beyeler is open 365 days a year, including all holidays.
Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm and on Wednesdays from 10am to 8pm. You can find a list of our opening times here.

The parking lot "Zentrum" is located next to the Fondation Beyeler and is open 24 hours a day. Handicapped parking is available immediately by the entrance. Along the side of the museum on Baselstrasse there are an additional three parking spots for coaches. If these are occupied, guests can be dropped off in front of the museum before the coach is parked on "Schiessplatz" in Riehen.

Registration is obligatory for school classes and only possible by filling out the relevant online form. Registration by telephone or email cannot be accepted. You will find further information and registration forms here.

Groups of over 20 persons must register by emailing and giving details of the size of the group, date and arrival time. We will be happy to check if we can accommodate your visit and follow up with a confirmation by email.

Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule. Our digital programme will be maintained in the weeks to come; more information is available on:


Tickets are available 14 days in advance online or at the box office on the day of the tour. You can purchase tickets on the day of the tour only at the museum. There is a limited number of places for each tour. We recommend that you arrive early to get a spot. You will find a list of all our public guided tours here.

Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule. Our digital programme will be maintained in the weeks to come; more information is available on:


We offer private tours from Monday to Saturday. You can register by sending an email to with details about the size of the group, date and arrival time, and complete contact details. You must make your booking four weeks in advance of your intended visit.

Please note: The Fondation Beyeler has cancelled all events and guided tours until further notice. Our website provides regular updates on our guided tour schedule. Our digital programme will be maintained in the weeks to come; more information is available on:


The Fondation Beyeler is situated in an English landscape park that belongs to the historic Berower Manor. The park stretches between the 18th-century Villa Berower and the museum building designed by Renzo Piano, at the edge of the Wiese Plain and adjacent to Lange Erlen. The park is quite stunning with its old trees, water lily pond, and a pavilion overlooking cornfields, grazing cows, vineyards, and the foothills of the Black Forest. The gently sloping path lends itself to a stroll past art works by Alexander Calder The Tree, Ellsworth Kelly White Curves and Thomas Schütte Hare. The park is also an ideal location for exclusive business functions and private events. The Events Department is available for information and booking requests.

This is the perfect place for art lovers, visitors and gift seekers. Since 1997 the Fondation Beyeler Shop offers a selection of exhibition catalogs, posters, special editions and contemporary books about art, architecture and design, as well as watches, accessories and other design articles. These are high-quality, limited editions and art reproductions (often signed by the artist), lithographs, engravings, silk-screen prints of selected works as well as exclusive objects and artists books.

You may also purchase our products, art editions and design articles through our Online-Shop.

Discover the Basel Region

Combine your visit to the Fondation Beyeler with explorations and excursions in Riehen and the Basel region.

"24 Stops" – The Rehberger Path between Riehen and Weil am Rhein

The Rehberger-Weg runs approximately 5 kilometers and joins two countries, two communities, two cultural institutions – and countless stories. It runs between Riehen and Weil am Rhein, between the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus. Along the “24 Stops,” 24 milestones created by artist Tobias Fehberger (b.1966), you can explore the diverse natural and cultural landscape. The Rehberger-Weg provides the opportunity to get to know the history and stories of the area and its people while getting out into nature. Find out more about the project, the works, guided tours and directions here.

The Riehen Region

The area around the Fondation Beyeler is the perfect place to stay and explore. There are many unique and spacious historical parks in addition to Berower Park. The local recreational area Lange Erlen and the landscape park around the Wiese River invite you for a stroll, while the Naturbad Riehen offers opportunities for sport or relaxation. More ideas here:

Kulturbüro Riehen
Riehen Tourismus
Naturbad Riehen

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