Public guided tours of the Schweizerhalle Saltworks
How does salt get from the ground to our plates? On this guided tour you will discover how. You will also learn why Basel would hardly have become one of the world's leading pharmaceutical locations without this Saltworks.
Covid certificate required
All visitors aged 16 and over must present a valid Covid certificate (Swiss Covid app or printout) and a photo ID.
We will show you how the salt is extracted from deep underground in the form of brine (salt water). Inside the evaporator hall we will show you how pure salt is crystallised from the brine, followed by an insight into the state-of-the-art filling plant and the impressive high-bay warehouse.
The language of the guided tours is German. Guided tours in F/E/I are also possible on request.