Walking Tour: Africa and Basel

Meeting point and start of tour: Lohnhof, 4051 Basel
Finish: Centre for African Studies Basel, Rheinsprung 21, 4051 Basel

Monday 26 June, Tuesday 27 June and Wednesday 28 June 2017 | 18:00
Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July 201 | 14:00 | 18:00
Sunday 2 July 2017 | 14:00

The guided walking tour through Basel’s old town reveals unexpected connections between the Swiss border-city and the African continent. Among those are remnants of the Indiennes textile trade of the late 17th and 18th centuries, sounds of 20th and 21st century South African Jazz, and, perhaps most obviously, the headquarters of pharmaceutical companies. The guides of the Africa and Basel walking tour elaborate on these entangled histories, provide alternative narratives about well-known places and show easily overlooked points of interest. The walking tours in the city centre are conducted in English and last 90 minutes. The number of spaces is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

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