Basel is with its 180’000 residents the third largest city of Switzerland. Home to 40 museums, the city of culture has the highest concentration of museums in the country. But, above all, it strives with true international spirit due to the proximity to France and Germany and the high amount of expats living in Basel. About 30% of the population are coming from hundreds of different countries. While Switzerland has four official languages, the language spoken in Basel is Swiss German.
The best area to stay in Basel is the Old Town of “Grossbasel” as it is the most central neighborhood in the city. It’s home to the City Hall – an impressive red sandstone building from the 16th century right on the Market Square. Culture lovers can also discover the a wide range of museums. Before all the recently opened Art Museum of Basel designed by the architects Christ & Gantenbein. Grossbasel convinces with its proximity to the river Rhine - an inviting spot to rest a while.
BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN BASEL
Price per night
Motel One Basel
RECOMMENDED / BEST VALUE
104€ - 125$
East-West Riverside Hotel Basel
74€ - 89$
83€ - 100$
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Hotel Merian am Rhein
97€ - 116$
Hotel D - Design Hotel
123€ - 148$
111€ - 133$
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Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
360€ - 432$
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Old Town of Grossbasel, the best area to stay in Basel
The lofty and beautiful Grossbasel is perfectly located between the train station and the river Rhine. It’s on the Rhine's south bank before crossing the Mittlere Brücke to Kleinbasel.
As it’s small an easy to navigate you’ll enjoy it best strolling on the cobbled streets of the old town. This will ideally lead you to the Basel Münster – an impressive catholic cathedral build in the 1500th century – and the picturesque city hall.
If you’re on a cultural discovery is the selection of fascinating museums is very wide in Grossbasel. From Anatomical over Cartoon to the famous Art Museum – you’ll for sure find something which fits your taste.
If it is shopping you are after, then walk up Spalenberg. Small boutiques, antique book shops and shops of modern designers will make your shopping-heart go big.
The area around Barfüsserplatz is the ideal spot for a nice meal. There is a high number of good quality restaurants to choose from – perfectly to rest after a long day of sightseeing or business. If you wish to end your day in pubs, bars and clubs we recommend you the street Steinenberg. You’ll enjoy there lots of dancing and socializing.
Kleinbasel, the other place to stay in Basel
The neighbourhood of Kleinbasel – across the river Rhine is full of vibrancy with a hipster vibe. It is absolutely popular every year in June when many thousands of art and architecture lovers who visit for the world-famous ART Basel festival. A cool café culture, a lively performing arts scene and trendy cocktail bars turns this area into the “next big thing”.
It is perfectly connected with several tram-stops and the German Baden's railway station