Basel has a very special charm in the Christmas period.

From 23rd November until 23rd December 2017, open daily from 11 am to 8.30 pm

The christmas market on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered to be one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. During the run-up to Christmas, many events and spectacular special exhibitions in the city’s museums further enrich its cultural scene.

A magnificent Christmas tree stands on the Münsterplatz, with ornaments by the well-known decorator Johann Wanner.

Over 180 traders and artisans offer their goods for sale in small, rustic wooden chalets. Anyone still looking for gift ideas can seek inspiration in the wide selection and enchanting ambience. Culinary delights also abound with waffles, glühwein, genuine Basel Läckerli (a kind of gingerbread), delicious Swiss raclette or the popular grilled sausages.

Bildergebnis für basler weihnacht

 

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We will donate CHF 5.- for each reservation, made directly through our website to Swisscross – why ?

Swisscross.help is present in Greece, where the victims of the escape are and helps directly, unbureaucratic and very actually. Thus the employees of Swisscross are present personally and every day in supervised camps in Greece, from early morning to late evening  and look after the people in the camps directly.

Information about aid to the refugee’s: www.schwizerchruez.ch

We support the work of Swisscross, because:

  • Swisscross  has no administrative costs,  because it is a privately funded, small and independent organization.  Every donated Swiss franc  is used directly for the refugees in the camps on site in Greece. On account of their structure, the organisation uses non of the money donated for administrative costs, salaries or travel expenses.
  • All employees of Swisscross work as volunteers, receiving no salary. They cover their living costs themselves. For example, costs for  the flight to Greece, the costs  for hotel and food etc.  is paid entirely by the employees themselves.
  • Every donor may specify the purpose of his donation. For example: somebody would like to make a donation especially for medical support, then every donated Swiss Franc  flows into the medical facility. Or somebody wants his money to be used for vegetables and for better quality food, then the amount will be taken for  that purpose.
  • Swisscross is committed to complete transparency. The organisation posts daily with live streams on the ground at the camps  about the activities – this results in absolute transparency, and everyone can see daily, how  Swisscross helps specifically.
  • Swisscross values human dignity above all – this is not negotiable. Swisscross does not deviate from their support due to political reasons, because  this would be to the disadvantage of the refugees and would only aggravate the situation for the people on site.
  • Swisscross effectively builds community. This means that the refugees in the camps are integrated actively in the work.  Teachers  teach  and look after the children in the camp school, seamstresses tailor the clothes in the camp Needlework, carpenters work on the projects with wood (tables, bars etc. from pallets), doctors support the medical care etc.
    This gives employment and jobs to the refugees thus promoting their dignity.  Therefore, Swisscross  does not simply provide  a hand-out of goods but involves the refugees in the camp work to preserve their dignity.

Our newly designed rooms in “Comfort” und “First” categories welcome you!

Renovated rooms with contemporary colours, high-quality fabrics, large storage spaces, 2 universal sockets, new 40-inch HD TV with more than 100 international TV and radio channels, free ADSL Internet & Wi-Fi. Get comfortable !