Basel, the cultural capital city of Switzerland, unites many contrasts and thus it creates a very special and unique combination of savoir vivre and quality of life. The internationally renowned theatre, the many museums and the elaborate architecture indicate a sense of tradition. At the same time, Basel, with the car-free city-centre, is family-friendly and innovative- entirely in the style of a small cosmopolitan city.
Basel can be reached from all of the large European airports via the Euro-airport or alternatively via the airport in Zurich which is within close proximity. Given that many hotels have good opportunities for parking, the journey by car is also possible. In parts of the city-centre there is a ban on motorised vehicles, a revised transportation concept ensures that there is sufficient mobility withthe tramway. Moreover, Basel is particularly bicycle-friendly.
You will get the unique opportunity to be propelled through the picturesque landscape with a genuine steam locomotive with the Kandertalbahn. It departs only a few kilometres away from the Badischer Bahnhof (railway station) in Basel and it traverses the beautiful Kander valley.
You will gain an insight into what was certainly a colourful hustle and bustle in medieval Basel, at the Tinguely-Brunnen “Tinguely Fountain”. This is where the artist who shares his name with the fountain exhibited figures that sprayed water and that were animated by electricity and which as dancers, jesters and jugglers, find themselves in a permanent state of interaction with one another.
Basel is deemed by many to be the cultural capital city of Switzerland. The fact that almost 40 museums can be found here, has definitely contributed to this reputation. You should definitely pay a visit to the Kunstmuseum “Art Museum”, which, in 2013, was selected by the English newspaper “The Times” as one of the Top 10 European Museums .
For friends of classical music, we absolutely recommend, alongside the renowned Symphony Orchestra a concert at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Guests can enjoy an unforgettable and richly historical atmosphere at the Mühle Allschwil. The historic timber-framed house was built in the 17th Century and since its restoration in the year 2012, it is offered French/Mediterranean cuisine within the higher price category. If, however, you would prefer Swiss specialties, then the Kohlmanns, with its open fireplace and its rustic, comfortable atmosphere alongside the Baden-Basel inspired dishes, is just waiting to be discovered.