The city of Basel is characterised by its numerous districts, all of which have their own character and a (multi-) cultural, urban and industrial mix that together form an exciting as well as harmonious city. The district markets help to create meeting places and present the district in an open and friendly way.
Matthäusmarkt, Matthäusplatz (Kleinbasel)
The district market at the Matthäusplatz is selling local produce every Saturday. 80 per cent of the goods offered are home-grown or cultivated by the vendor. The Matthäusmarkt soon became a popular meeting place in Kleinbasel. You are also most welcome to the magnificent seasonal markets in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Johannsmarkt, Vogesenplatz (Grossbasel)
Several markets selling different types of goods are one of the attractions of the St. Johann district: A farmers’ market selling vegetables, fruit, bread, cheese and coffee plus an ever-changing assortment of other goods as well as a large flea-market are held every Saturday on the Vogesenplatz. Basel’s oldest evening market takes place on the first Thursday of every month on the Hebelplatz, offering beer, wine, oysters, grilled foods and other products for those who have left their shopping until late in the day or who want a quick aperitif after work. The Basel Beer Market is always held on the last Friday and Saturday in August, where over twenty microbreweries are represented and a wide range of food is on offer on the Vogesenplatz.
Evening market: Every 1st Thursday of the month, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hebelplatz
Weekly market: Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flea market: Saturday 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Basel Beer Market: last Fri/Sat in August, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tellplatz market (Gundeldingen)
The range of goods on offer at the Tellplatz market in Gundeldingen is limited, but of a high quality. Apart from the large, well-known Demeter stall selling seasonal vegetables, fruit and eggs, visitors to the market will also find home-made and regional meat specialties from Salsitsch and a variety of delicious sweet and savoury pastries complemented by specialities from Ticino, ranging from risottos to pepper and even liqueurs. Cool Beans’ bread baked in a wood-fired oven is also on sale here. And from March onwards, you will once again be able to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, the best espresso, coffee or cappuccino, or buy your own roasted coffee beans. On occasion, you can also experience vibrant neighbourhood activities, such as the Gundeli Flea Market, or small concerts by music students. A visit is well worth it.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday market Rütimeyerplatz
On the Rütimeyerplatz in the Bachletten district the dienstagsMARKT (Tuesday market) offers the district community the opportunity to buy seasonal fruit, vegetables and agricultural products from the region at an affordable price. At least three quarters of the offered products come from own cultivation or in-house production.
Tuesday from 08.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. – Coffee and Take Away from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Evening market at Rütimeyerplatz
Once every month throughout the summer the evening market at Rütimeyerplatz provides an opportunity to purchase local products for the weekend as well to eat and drink; it has therefore become a meeting point for people living in Basel’s Bachletten district and for others interested in what the market has to offer. It offers a wide range of products, from cheese and sausages to oysters, tacos, bread, pasta, flowers and much more.
From April to October on the first Friday of the month from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Dates in 2023: 5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 4 August, 8 September, 6 October
Since 2019, the new Breitemarkt has taken place every Saturday at Breitematte. The market attracts visitors with its fresh food offering from the region and invites you to a relaxed market visit in the country. The playground on the green area provides a space for kids to let off steam while parents can do the weekly shopping or have a cosy chat at the market.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The new Wednesday market on the Wettsteinplatz (Theodorsgraben) offers a wide range of regional produce in the afternoon and early evening. As well as fresh vegetables and fruit, you can also buy cheese, bread, meat, olives, dried and preserved fruit, syrups, mustard, fruit juices and much, much more. The range includes both organic and conventionally produced regional products. A mobile café is also there to tempt you to linger under the trees and to act as a meeting point for the district.
Wednesday, 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
Allschwilerplatz district market
The district market at the welcoming Ökolampad-Matte park offers local vegetables, cheeses and mushrooms and also attracts visitors with freshly brewed coffee from the Kaffeemobil coffee truck. The products can vary depending on the season, but the sale of organic vegetables and cheeses is usually the main focus here. The market, which has been running since August 2020, is intended to promote local industry in the area of quality agricultural products. The Allschwilerplatz has tremendous potential as a meeting place that brings the neighbourhood together.
Wednesday, 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Every Thursday afternoon until early evening, the stallholders at Erlenmarkt offer a wide range of fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, meat, sausages and other prepared meat products, wine, beer, juices, bagels and desserts. The market is a vibrant meeting place for the neighbourhood and a great place to relax under the trees. The market place is located at the edge of the triangle along Erlenstrasse where the Rosental and Erlenmatt districts meet.
Thursday, 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
From April to October the market remains open until 8.00 pm on the last Thursday of the month.