Discover the wide range of hotels we recommend in Basel
The Hyperion Hotel Basel welcomes you in the highest residential building in Basel, right next to the exhibition center and just a short walk from the old town.
Ibis Budget Basel City is located in Basel and offers rooms with cable TV. The private bathrooms are equipped with a shower. Price performance top. Breakfast very rich. Good location easy to reach by public transport.
The Radisson Blu Basel Hotel enjoys a quiet location in the heart of Basel, just a 5-minute walk from the main train station. Look forward to a splendid indoor pool.
Motel One Basel is located in Basel, just 100 meters from the Architekturmuseum. It offers an on-site bar and free Wi-Fi. neat room, friendly staff and great location.
Once you enter the Trapeton festival area, you may never want to leave. That’s why we recommend that you also visit the city of Basel. What to see in Basel for a 2-day trip.
The Mittlere Brücke is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea. Walking on the Mittlere Brücke itself and exploring the promenade along the Rhine is a great place to enjoy the breeze and watch the city go by along the shore. On both sides of the bridge, down by the promenade, there are restaurants, bars, snack bars and some souvenir stores
Kappelijoch where prisoners were sent to die in the Middle Ages. It has been told that monks once threw women into the Rhine with legs and hand-bound due to their suspicion of being witches, unfaithful, or criminals. Rebel nuns would rescue the women as they floated downstream.
Jean Tinguely Fountain
Visit the city gates and see the magnificent medieval walls with spiked gates that were lowered to protect the city. Three gates dating back to 1400 are still preserved today. The most impressive is the Saint Alban Gate.
Dio Mio Restaurant
Although we arrived at Dio Mio without a reservation, they were able to give us an outdoor table. There is a view of the Tinguely fountains across the street.
Dio Mio offers fresh, handmade pasta and pizza and has impeccable service. We enjoyed a delicious radish salad and margarita pizza and sipped a glass of wine.
Jean Tinguely Museum
Jean Tinguely is one of the most celebrated artists from Basel. He was part of the Avant Guard movement in Paris, France. He is known for his moving kinetic art. As a young person, he was fascinated by machines, how they worked, and their sounds. As a result, the museum is filled with moving and many touchable works of art.
Schwimmen im Rhein
If you walk on the Kleinbasel side of the Rhine, you will see people swimming or floating in the fast current of the Rhine. Anyone can swim, but I recommend you be a strong swimmer as the current is strong and there are no lifeguards on standby! If you want to swim, I recommend you visit this website for more information.