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)
Kleinbasel lives! There has been a district market selling local produce every Saturday at the newly designed Matthäusplatz ever since 2006. 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)
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.
Evening market: Thursday, 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
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 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.
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 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Neighbourhood flea markets in Basel
A number of flea markets set up by individuals for individuals take place throughout the year in different districts of Basel. Local events are organised that bring people together to enjoy simple pleasures and make unexpected discoveries during these visits to quiet backyards and hidden gardens. The venues are marked with balloons and allow for a colourful treasure hunt.
Please find the market times at:
Website Neighbourhood flea markets in Basel
Markets in Riehen
5 september and 5 december 2020 at city center in Riehen, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(9 may is cancelled)
20 june and 19 september 2020 at the frontyard of the town hall in Riehen, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday at city center in Riehen, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.