Basel – Culture unlimited
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.
It is not easy to describe Basel in a few words.
Designations such as “Cultural City of Switzerland” or “University City” are merely an attempt to give some sort of impression of the wealth of culture, history, relaxation and enjoyment to be found in the city.
Whether it is a visit to one of the numerous museums, a dip in the Rhine or an evening at the theatre, allow yourself to be inspired by the joys that await you in Basel.
We hope you will have a fantastic time here in Basel.
Shopping in Basel and around the hotel
On the train station footbridge, you will find in the immediate vicinity of the hotel more than 20 shops with special opening hours in the evening and on weekends.
Shops and boutiques in Basel’s old town are just a short walk away, open in the morning between 9:00 and 10:00, until 18.30; larger stores until 20:00. On Thursdays, shops are opened until 20:00, 18:00 on Saturdays. They stay closed on Sundays (except in the train station neighbourhood).
Do you wish to hire a car?
Branches of AVIS and Hertz are within just one minute’s walking distance.
In many, especially larger shops you can pay with Euros. Currency exchange at the rail station. Branches of the Basler Kantonalbank and UBS are also within a minute’s walking distance.
Bars, Cinemas and Nightlife…
are concentrated in the Steinenvorstadt and on the Barfüsserplatz.
You will be there in only 5 minutes!