Housed in four separate buildings, the Basel Historical Museum is considered to be the most important cultural and historical museum in the Upper Rhine region.
Biel has been an industrial and watchmaking centre since the 19th century.
Housed in a medieval paper mill, the museum offers a fascinating atmosphere being a combination of museum and production workshops. It is one of the few museums in Europe to maintain and preserve the historic techniques at an authentic venue.
Since 1951 the former grammar school at the city park houses around 600 pictures and drawings by Swiss, German and Austrian artists. We owe this to the Winterthur art patron Oskar Reinhart.