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Geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum im Haus zum Kirschgarten
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Advent at the Haus zum Kirschgarten

Today: Closed

01 December 2019 - 05 January 2020

The Haus zum Kirschgarten looks more radiant than ever at Christmas time. Stylishly enhanced by a seasonal exhibition of Christmas trees, its magnificent Neoclassical architecture can be experienced in a whole new way.

The numerous trees festooned with historical and modern ornaments lend the grand mansion a festive atmosphere and paint a vivid picture of how the Christmas trees displayed in private homes have changed over the years. All the historical tree decorations belonged to Basel households originally and with their different styles attest to the different periods in which they were made. The modern tree ornaments introduce a fresh angle and make for a striking visual contrast with the Haus zum Kirschgarten’s period rooms.

One special highlight for our youngest visitors is the squirrel designed in keeping with the style of the ornaments on each tree that children – and not just children – will have lots of fun finding.

Geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum im Haus zum Kirschgarten
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Warum schmücken wir Weihnachtsbäume? Warum schmücken wir Weihnachtsbäume?

29 November 2020 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Warum holen wir uns eigentlich Ende Dezember einen Tannenbaum nach Hause und schmücken ihn auch noch?

Alle Jahre wieder passiert in den meisten Familien das Gleiche zur Adventszeit. Ein Weihnachtsbaum wird eine Weile lang zum dekorativen Mittelpunkt im Wohnbereich. ...
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Adventszeit im Haus zum Kirschgarten. © Historisches Museum Basel
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Institution

The Basel Historical Museum with its three sites is widely regarded as the most important museum of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. It collects, conserves, records and researches objects and artefacts of relevance to our cultural heritage for future generations, tells visitors the story of Basel, and is a place for discourse and engagement with both present and future.

The Haus zum Kirschgarten was built for the silk ribbon manufacturer and army colonel Johann Rudolf Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. The mansion designed by the architect Johann Ulrich Büchel attests to his client’s wealth and status and is a tour de force of early Neoclassical style, influenced in part by Masonic concepts. It has been a museum of domestic culture since 1951. Most of the interior is devoted to the 18th- and 19th-century period rooms formerly inhabited by Basel’s bourgeoisie. But the museum also houses several special collections and hosts mini-exhibitions, such as that on Sheikh Ibrahim.

Admission

CHF 10.- / CHF 5.-*

Combi-ticket: CHF 20.- / CHF 10.-* (for Barfüsserkirche, Musikmuseum, Haus zum Kirschgarten)
*For young people under 20 and up to 30 if still in education or training.

Group rate (from 10 people): CHF 8.-

Free admission for children aged up to 13

Happy Day: 1st Sunday of the month free admission
Happy Hour: Free admission for the last hour of the day (except Sundays and holidays)

Special exhibitions are subject to special rates and conditions.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2 > Kirschgarten
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Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

The magnificent Kirschgarten House

Permanent exhibition

The magnificent Kirschgarten House - built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basle silk ribbon manufacturer - is one of Switzerland's principal museums of domestic life. Laid out on two floors, period rooms depict life during the eighteenth and nineteenth ...
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Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Safari im Stadtpalais - Was zwitschert, brüllt, kräht und wiehert denn da?

01 November 2020 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Ein tierischer Pirschgang führt uns vom Keller bis unters Dach.

Um Löwen, Kamele und Elefanten zu sehen, muss man nicht weit reisen. Komm mit auf Safari ins Haus zum Kirschgarten! Tiere sind beliebte Motive für allerlei Gegenstände und Verzierungen. Zusammen erkunden ...
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Wild Boar and Lettuce

08 June 2018 - 31 December 2021

Among the great treasures of porcelain art are the animal-shaped tureens and deceptively real-looking plates of olives or lettuce made by the Strasbourg manufactories. This new show will present these exquisite pieces in the larger context of the dining culture of that era.
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Wildsau und Kopfsalat - Strassburger Fayencen des 18. Jahrhunderts

Tomorrow 28 October 2020 | 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

Kulturgeschichtliche Führung durch die erweiterte Neupräsentation, die den Werken der Strassburger Fayencemanufaktur gewidmet ist. Die Strassburger Fayencemanufaktur der Familie Hannong produzierte seit 1721 und über drei Generationen hinweg hochwertige Keramik. Zahlreiche ...
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Strassburger Fayencen - Tafelkultur und Augenschmaus im 18. Jahrhundert

04 November 2020 | 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

In der erweiterten Ausstellung «Wildsau und Kopfsalat» werden neben Erläuterungen zu Hauptwerken der Keramikkunst auch Informationen zu Tafelkultur, Rezepten und Essgewohnheiten im 18. Jahrhundert gegeben.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 20 Personen beschränkt.
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