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Historisches Museum and the Münster

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Basel’s pre-eminence in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is amply demonstrated in the Barfüsserkirche, home since 1894 to the Historisches Museum; don’t miss the sumptuous medieval tapestries hidden behind protective blinds. On a terrace between the river and the Historisches Museum the Münster. Inside, in the north aisle, is the tomb of the Renaissance humanist Erasmus, and behind the church is the Pfalz terrace, perfect for a picnic.