Things to see and do - Basel
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Basel Travel guide
Basel : Michelin's recommendations
Basel, Switzerland's third largest city in terms of population, is a real cultural heavyweight. Its 30 museums, its university, which is Switzerland's oldest, and its pronounced taste for contemporary art and design make it a fashionable, dynamic city, but one that remains mindful of its rich heritage and status. The city owes its wealth to its port, banks and powerful chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
Tourist attractions Basel : Things to see and do
St. Alban-Graben 16 CH - 4010 Basel
This prestigious Fine Arts Museum, where major temporary exhibitions are frequently staged, houses within its walls a large number of masterpieces. Pride of place is given to the collection of paintings and drawings from the Upper Rhine and the Nethe..
Münsterplatz CH - 4051 Basel
This huge building, built of red sandstone, partly rebuilt in the 14 and 15C, and restored in the 19C, is topped with two Gothic towers from which there is a lovely view over the city. The main door is decorated with delicate sculptures of angels and..
Barfüsserplatz CH - 4051 Basel
This museum, which is housed in an old church, is a showcase for admirable collections tracing the history of Basel. Here is some very attractive furniture, in several reconstituted rooms, and many objects (coins, tapestries, fountains, etc.). Severa..
Petersgraben 23 CH - 4051 Basel
This hotel in a historic listed building in the old town of Basel enjoys a central and very quiet location, close to the university and the cantonal hospital. Hotel Rochat offers 50 rooms with 95 beds and features a cosy garden. 2 conference and b..
Blumenrain 19 CH - 4051 Basel
This eco-friendly 4-star boutique and design hotel is located in the heart of Basel. The stylish rooms all feature modern amenities such as iPod docking stations. Free Wi-Fi is available. Hotel D’s rooms are equipped with LED-backlit LCD TVs with la..
Missionsstrasse 21 CH - 4003 Basel
The Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 is located in Basel's largest private park, offering calmness and relaxation. The old town is only a stone's throw away and is easily reachable by public transport. Simply but nicely furnished, spacious rooms welcome y..
Bruderholzallee 42 CH - 4059 Basel
In this grand manor house Tanja Grandits and her husband René are continuing a great tradition in a modern style. Enjoy the stylish interior, the simple yet sumptuous tableware and linen, the excellent service and, of course, the chef's fine, aromati..
Leonhardsgraben 49 CH - 4051 Basel
The first floor at the Teufelhof's 'Art Hotel' offers elegant rooms with lovely parquet floors and modern paintings. Michael Baader's delicious classic cuisine relies heavily on excellent quality produce.
Clarastr. 43 CH - 4058 Basel
Peter Moser produces impressive, classically inspired cuisine. He uses modern techniques and textures successfully but never to excess. His food is simple and pleasantly elegant, setting off the individual components to perfection. The upmarket inter..
Burgfelderstr. 188 CH - 4000 Basel
This restaurant is set close to Kannenfeld Park. The artwork, Art Nouveau chandeliers and 1930s-style decor create a fine setting for Erik Schröter's innovative cuisine (evening menu with four to seven courses). It relies heavily on the choicest ingr..
Petersgraben 23 CH - 4051 Basel
Blumenrain 8 CH - 4001 Basel
Chef Peter Knogl, originally from Bavaria, has conquered Basel. He will surely find his way into your heart as well thanks to his delicate, perfectly presented classic cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. The classy setting of the Cheval Blanc is perf..
Hammerstr. 69 CH - 4057 Basel
Prepared by chef Alexandre Schmitt from Alsace, the flavoursome cuisine at this restaurant is very reasonably priced by Basel standards. It is also very good, as the rack of lamb in tarragon jus testifies. The cosy, rustic-style wood panelling create..
Bachlettenstr. 1 CH - 4054 Basel
If you fancy a little bouillabaisse Marseillaise or a dish of veal cheeks braised in red wine, this is the place for you. The Mediterranean cuisine at Oliv is full and flavoursome and includes an excellent value lunchtime menu. In summer, enjoy your ..