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Insider tips

Everyone does their research before planning a trip to Basel, but does anyone consider the best practices once they get there? You don’t want your guests to travel around Basel unawares or unprepared, so here’s a list of travel tips to make their trip just that bit easier.

Border triangle

Basel Region

The point at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge and boats sail off towards the North Sea is also a transport hub for the supply of raw materials to Switzerland. A unique meeting place for three countries, languages and cultures.


Guest Wifi Basel

Basel offers guests staying overnight the possibility of surfing free of charge in the city’s own WiFi network. The «Guest WiFi Basel» is available at various locations close to major sights and squares in the city. Information about accessing the free WiFi is provided at the booked accommodation.


The «Wickelfisch»

The "Wickelfisch", a unique Basel invention, is a watertight sack that keeps your clothes dry whilst swimming. It costs CHF30 and is available from our tourist information centres. A special edition "Wickelfisch" from our summer competition last year is also available for purchase exclusively at the centres.



Basel Zentrum

Take a trip across the Rhine in style and comfort on one of the four ferries that connect Kleinbasel with Grossbasel.


Tierpark Lange Erlen

The Erlenpark is home to monkeys, rodents, water birds, reptiles and even a blue peacock. They all coexist peacefully in the park and welcome inquisitive visitors. In addition to the small zoo, the Erlenpark invites visitors to enjoy a delicious ice cream or iced coffee in its restaurant.


Shop with a local

Where do the people of Basel prefer to shop? Have them show you and book a free shopping trip with one of our shopping companions. Discover the shops in the Old Town, stroll through the most attractive markets and discover the latest stores.



Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 564 66 66

Situated between Heuwaage and zoo, in the old walls of a water plant. Enjoy simple and fresh Italian cuisine with the Menu del giorno and vino da tavola. Even the coffee tastes a little bit more It...



This trail, which is around 5 km long, links two countries, two communities and two cultural institutions – and tells countless stories along the way. It connects the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein with the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen.