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Welcome to Basel! It is not easy to describe Basel in a few words. Descriptions such as the “Cultural City of Switzerland” or “University town” are merely an attempt to give some sort of impression of the wealth of culture, history, relaxation and enjoyment to be found in the city. Whether it is a visit to one of the numerous museums, a dip in the Rhine or an evening at the theater, allow yourself to be inspired by the joys that await you in Basel. We hope you have a fantastic time here in Basel.

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The Rhine – our life line

If you visit Basel, you won’t be able to avoid the Rhine. Especially in the warm months, the banks of the river tempt you to sunbathe and relax, to rest or to swim. From the Kleinbasel Rhine side, you will have a unique panoramic view of the Grossbasel district with the Cathedral and Pfalz, of the Mittlere Brücke, the four ferries, picturesque half-timbered houses and baroque residences. You can let your eyes wander from various viewpoints, enjoy refreshment in numerous restaurants and cafes, or just sit in the sun by the river and become part of the picture.


A trip on one of the four ferries across the Rhine is not to be missed. Traditionally one calls the “Fährimaa” with a bell from the landingstage. Experience how time seems to stand still during the short crossing. Without sound, driven solely by the current, the ferries will take you to the other side of the river throughout the whole year.

Restaurant Schloss Binningen

The Restaurant Schloss Binningen is a gourmet restaurant and dining inside the castle, it is really a feast for all the senses. While your eyes delight in the elegant and unique environment, if it’s on a summer evening on the terrace, or on a winter afternoon in the pleasurable lounge, your taste buds can experience the wonderful flavours of the fine food.

Schlossgasse 2 & 5
Les Quatre Saisons

Treat yourself to some culinary delights in the newly renovated Restaurant Les Quatre Saisons. Head chef Peter Moser and his team apply a fresh sense of inspiration and a high level of commitment to their dishes, bringing together all of the elements necessary to create their unique cuisine – ingredients fresh from the market, original recipes and a great deal of passion.

Clarastrasse 43, 4005 Basel


EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is the city’s major airport, located 8km from the centre. Phone: +41 613 253 111 Web: www.euroairport.ch Taxi stands are located in front of the Arrivals hall. The main companies are Taxi Zentrale (Tel: +41 612 222 222) and 33 Taxi (Tel: +41 613 333 333). The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city centre is approximately 40 CHF. BVB bus no. 50 runs to Basel central railway station. The journey time takes approximately 20 minutes. Phone: +41 616 851 414 Web: www.bvb.ch All visitors who stay overnight in one of the cities hotels receive a Mobility Ticket that allows them use all public transport free of charge during their stay.

Public transport

The most convenient way of getting around town is by bus or tram. Phone: +41 616 851 212 Web: www.bvb.ch. You can rent a bicycle from the SBB-CFF-FFS train station for approximately 25 CHF per day Web: www.rent-a-bike.ch There are four ferries that cross the Rhine, linking Grossbasel with Kleinbasel. The ferries run from 09.00-19.00 in good weather in summer, and from 11.00-17.00 during the winter. The five-minute crossing costs 1.60 CHF. Web: www.faehri.ch