The Kunstmuseum is one of Switzerland's nationally protected heritage sites because it is home to the largest and most important public art collection in the country. Kunstmuseum translates to "art museum," and this particular structure in Basel has an enormous collection of artists to get you thinking. On display here you will find the work of celebrated artists including Hans Holbein the Younger and the Elder, Konrad Wiltz, Hans Baldung, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, and Edvard Munch.
The Kunstmuseum Basel as an organization has a remarkable history because it was the very first municipally owned museum, making it one of the most internationally important art galleries of its kind. This house of art has many interesting temporary exhibitions to keep you coming back time and time again. Look online to see what you will get to experience when visiting, and check out a list of the collections to see if your favorite artists have work on display. English audio guides detailing information about 144 of the museum's masterpieces and some of the best-known artists exhibited can be rented.