This is the oldest museum in Switzerland, offering one of Europe's most remarkable collections -- everything from the old masters to 20th-century paintings. You approach the massive main building through a courtyard graced with sculptures by Rodin, Calder, and others. The collections here represent the development of art of the Upper Rhine Valley from the 14th to the 17th centuries, with important works by Holbein the Younger (who lived in Basel 1515-38) and Konrad Witz. Also on St. Alban street is the "new museum"  which features works by modern artists, including van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin, Klee, Chagall, and Giacometti. In the nearby Kunstmuseum Basel/Gegenwart building are impressive works of contemporary art by Bruce Nauman, Richard Long, Jonathan Borofsky, Joseph Beuys, Frank Stella, and Donald Judd. (When this museum opened as a separate entity in 1980, it was Europe's first contemporary art museum).  One ticket allows you to visit all three buildings.