Christoph Merian Stiftung



Tram: 11; Freilager
Tram: 10; Dreispitz
Bus: 37; Limmeren
Bus: 36, 47; Dreispitz

Florenz-Strasse 13, 4142 Münchenstein
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TransBona-Halle / © Christoph Merian Stiftung / Kathrin Schulthess

CMS in Dreispitz

Once a wedding present for the Merian family, Dreispitz has evolved from a private site to a vibrant urban district. CMS reveals its history from 1840 to the present day.


  • The transformation of an urban district

Food and Drink

Water, beer and pretzel (warm tea depending on the weather)


Partially wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessibility via lifting platform

About Christoph Merian Stiftung

The Christoph Merian Foundation (CMS) is a non-profit, public-sector foundation based in Basel. It is politically and religiously independent. It supports projects and institutions in the areas of social affairs, culture, nature and urban living.

Together with the Merian Gardens, Dreispitz represents some of the original land of CMS. Christoph Merian used this land for agriculture 200 years ago. A century ago, Dreispitz was then used as a material storage area and later as a bonded warehouse. Today, CMS is developing the 50-hectare industrial area into a new district with housing, green spaces, educational and cultural institutions.

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Dreispitz Nord / Visualisierung © Christoph Merian Stiftung / Herzog & de Meuron
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Zollfreilager 1947 / © Christoph Merian Stiftung