Guided tour

Castelen Estate garden guided tour

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to explore the private gardens of the historic Castelen Estate.

AO4 A6715

The Castelen country house towers high above the ancient Roman town of Augusta Raurica. The villa with gardens, which was constructed in several phases between 1918 and 1932, was a summer home of the Basel chemist, Dr René Clavel-Simonius.

Landscape architect Thomas Stauffer will guide you through the spectacular gardens, which are divided into two sections: a landscape garden and a smaller architectural garden. On the tour, you will learn how the care for the historic garden has been informed by considerations of landscape architecture and garden monument protection since 2010. You'll also enjoy stunning views of the Rhine valley and the Roman city of Augusta Raurica.

The gardens are included in Switzerland's List of Historic Gardens and Sites (International Council on Monuments and Sites – ICOMOS).


Date Time
Sunday, 28. July 2024 14:00 - 15:15
Sunday, 11. August 2024 14:00 - 15:15


Offer for


All ages

Group size


Possible languages


Next dates

28. July 2024
14:00 - 15:15
11. August 2024
14:00 - 15:15


Meeting point

Meeting point at the city model in front of the theater

Accompanying persons

Children must be accompanied by an adult


We recommend making a reservation with our guest service



CHF 16.- / CHF 8.-


Tickets must be bought beforehand at the museum ticket office


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