Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

Fondation Beyeler operates the museum that owns and exhibits the art collection of the late Ernst and Hildy Beyler. The husband-and-wife couple amassed a large collection of modern classics during their lifetimes. A highlight of the museum is the collection of 23 pieces by Pablo Picasso; the museum also features works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. The Beyelers created the foundation and museum to house their substantial art collection and provide public access to the pieces. The museum's glazed building sits nestled in Berowerpark, where special exhibits periodically take place. Plan to visit Fondation Beyeler and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Riehen attractions using our Riehen online road trip planner .
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  • Contemporary art museum founded in 1997 easily accessible by tram (count 30 minute ride from the city center). Modern architecture with large and beautiful rooms with Bay Windows overlooking the outdoor park. Scenography valuing works (paintings, sculptures) of artists: Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Kandinsky. Very beautiful retrospective devoted to Baselitz. Free cloakroom with lockers locked. Many, spotless bathroom. Nice shop. Walk in the Park in which the sculptures are spread. Building in the park with coffee and snacks. Must-have!
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  • A benefit of a museum in Riehen for the town of Basel. Exchange exhibitions, so here on the website and see what there is. Nice walk of Beyeler to the Vitra design center. Do!
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  • The new exhibition is getting used more and it sure helps if one deals with Baselitz, before you look at the great exhibition. As always in the Fondation - managed! Congratulations!
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  • Experience another great structure by Italian architect Renzo Piano while taking in art from the 19th through 21st century. If you are 65 and have ID the museum is Free. Take the 6 Tram to the end of the line. 17 stops from Motel 1.
  • A beautiful museum by Renzo Piano. The contrast between the light roof and the big rock walls is very nice and classy. If you are a student under 26 the entrance is free!
  • The building was beautiful and the park nice. But unless you know you will enjoy the temporary exhibition I wouldn't make the effort to go here. Their own part is not very big, especially if you compare price to the other museums. The temporary exhibition was quite big and the current one wasn't interesting too me.. By all means they have some great works but the signage was also pretty poor and the leaflets weren't really that good. To my understanding they have a lot more than what they show bur guessing it's on loan. Could have had high expectations but a bit disappointed overall. It may be worth it if you do a guided tour.
  • Very proud that we have the wonderful Beyeler foundation here in Basel, I love to attend almost all most exhibitions.
  • One of my favorite museums in the whole world. Combines the beauty of the pieces with a very nice building.
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