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..
Schützenmattstrasse 2 CH - 4051 Basel
Occupying a medieval building next to the historic Spalen Gate, this 3-star hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Basel’s Old Town. Wi-Fi is free of charge. All rooms at Hotel zum Spalenbrunnen feature cable TV, a minibar, and a bathroom. The Spalenbr..
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..
Schönbeinstrasse 1 CH - 4056 Basel
Renovated in 2012, the Hotel Spalentor is located opposite the Botanic Gardens, close to the Old Town of Basel and the University. It offers free bicycles, free WiFi, and a quiet garden with a chestnut tree. You can quickly reach the airport, the tr..
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..
Blumenrain 8 CH - 4001 Basel
The Brasserie in the hotel's left wing with its elegant interior, pretty red table lamps and Rhine view is the embodiment of a lifestyle restaurant. Children in particular are sure of a great welcome here!
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.
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 ..
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..
St. Johanns-Ring 34 CH - 4056 Basel
This casual urban restaurant run by Melanie Moser and Markus Stocker offers flavourful cuisine. This includes such classics as veal aitchbone in horseradish sauce and flammekueche made according to an old family recipe, all of which is served by a re..
Petersgraben 23 CH - 4051 Basel
Burgfelderstr. 188 CH - 4000 Basel
Close to Kannenfeld Park, the numerous artworks, Art Nouveau chandeliers and a decor reminiscent of the 1930s creates a fine setting for Erik Schröter's innovative cuisine. Unashamedly natural, it relies heavily on the choicest ingredients and the us..