Within the historic city walls of Laufen, you will find an abundance of shops and other offerings, making the old town seem like one big historic shopping centre.
The county town of the canton of Baselland has a lot of surprises in store. In the ‘old town’ of Liestal, you’ll come across neat little houses, pretty cobbled old-town streets, and a poetry and municipal museum.
The Obere Hauenstein (Upper Hauenstein) is one of the oldest mountain passes in Switzerland. For the Romans it was part of the route from Aventicum to Augusta Raurica and was used by civilian and military traffic. The ‘Roman road’ from Langenbruck was not actually built by the Romans but it is impressive, nevertheless.
The idyllic setting of the railway viaduct from Rümlingen makes it a popular photo subject. For 150 years, the natural-stone bridge comprising eight arches has been transporting passenger and goods trains.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to breathe the same air as the Romans? The Augusta Raurica scenic theatre is the best-preserved ancient site of its type north of the Alps.
The baroque cathedral of Arlesheim is interesting for its impressive architecture and famous Silbermann organ. It is Switzerland’s only cathedral and the symbol of Arlesheim.
58 kilos of pure silver, in the form of 270 objects, such as plates spoons and coins: the Augusta Raurica Museum houses one of the largest hordes of silver from the Late Antiquity.
The fortified church of St. Arbogast in Muttenz is the only place of worship in Switzerland to be almost completely enclosed by a circular defensive wall. This type of church is called a fortified church.
Among the sights worth seeing in Oltingen are the magnificent Pfarrgarten (parish garden) and its late-Gothic church, inside which you can marvel at 15th-century frescoes.
The Hauenstein fortification was the biggest fortress installation on border watch in north-west Switzerland during the First World War. It is situated high up in the folds of the Jura mountains, where the cantons of Baselland and Solothurn meet.