District markets

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.

Opening times 
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Website Matthäusmarkt

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St. Johannsmarkt, Vogesenplatz (Grossbasel)

The St. Johannsmarkt has been held in Vogesenplatz, in the newly refurbished St. Johannsquartier, since November 2010. The produce on offer ranges from fruit and vegetables from the region to local pastries, sausages, cheeses and wine, plus flowers and potted plants. There are also seasonal markets with a wider range to choose from.
Basel's first evening market with a fresh produce and catering offer provides the opportunity for late-night shopping or an after-work aperitif every Thursday. The Basel Beer Market takes place every last Friday and Saturday in August and features over twenty microbreweries and a wide range of food.

Opening times

Evening market
Every 1st Thursday of the month, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hebelplatz

Saturday 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.

Website St. Johannsmarkt

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Tellplatz market (Gundeldingen)

The range of goods on offer at the Tellplatz market is currently small but excellent. In addition to a large and well-established Demeter stand with seasonal vegetables, fruit and eggs, the market offers an extensive selection of bread baked in a wood-fired oven. Specialities from the Ticino region (ranging from pasta and risotto rice to olive oil, chestnut products and liqueurs) can regularly be purchased. According to the situation, street food stands (piadine, cakes/patisserie, okonomiyaki, mo-mos, chai tea) are available. Lively local activities, such as the Gundeli-Koffer flea market or small-scale concerts given by music students, occasionally take place.

Opening times
Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Website Märt am Tellplatz

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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.

Opening hours
Tuesday from 08.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.  – Coffee from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Website Dienstagsmarkt Rütimeyerplatz

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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.

Market times
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Website Breitemarkt

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Wettsteinmarkt (Kleinbasel)

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.

Market times
Wednesday, 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Website Wettsteinmarkt

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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.

Market times
Wednesday, 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.


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Stephanus district market

The Stephanus district market is held every Friday on the square in front of the Stephanus Community Centre at Furkastrasse 12. It offers fine products from the region – from bread to cauliflower, from cheese to potatoes. Here you will also find a stand of WERT!Stätte. This organisation has made it its mission to rescue still usable food from being thrown away and to create something new from it in order to counter wastage. A "Story Tent" also awaits in dry weather. This is a place where children can play and an exciting story is told at 10.30 a.m. Visit us, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of our neighbourhood market. We look forward to seeing you!

Market hours
Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact

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