Basel: Trips to the cultural capital of Switzerland
Water fountains spray into the air, everything rattles and moves. The playful machine sculptures by the Swiss artist, Jean Tinguely in the Fasnacht fountain in Theaterplatz, Basel never rest. The fountain is one of the city’s landmarks and is a ‘must-see’ on any trip to Basel. Another landmark is the cathedral in the Old Town with its Romanesque and Gothic styles. The bustling city unifies beautifully preserved buildings from the 15th century with modern architecture. Internationally renowned architects such as Mario Botta, Renzo Piano or the architect duo Duke & de Meuron have enriched the city. Over 30 museums exhibit art and culture from all eras, such as the Kunstmuseum Basel or the Fondation Beyeler with modern works including Cézanne, van Gogh, Klee, Miró and Warhol.
Besides the aforementioned Tinguely fountain, Basel’s Old Town, Kunstmuseum (art museum) and Fondation Beyeler, a sightseeing trip would not be complete without the market place with its town hall, the Mittlere Brücke (central bridge), the Spalentor (city gate), the sculpture of the “Hammering Man” by J. Borofsky and Basel Zoo. Also worth recommending are tours around the Old Town and to architecturally interesting buildings, as are ferry trips between the Rhine bridges. For those with more time on their hands, the city can be explored from the water on a trip through the locks to Rheinfelden or a harbour cruise down to the Dreiländereck (border triangle region). Daily excursions to the Jura Mountains, Alsace or to South Baden offer exciting alternatives.
Basel: Accommodation with the greatest of comfort
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel, is only a short walk from the Old Town, where guests can explore monuments, theatres and museums. The comfortable accommodation in Basel rounds off the trip with elegant rooms and suites. A full day out can sometimes take its toll, so here visitors can relax in the modern rooms with comfortable amenities, discover the spacious wellness area in the Pool Inn Club or indulge in culinary delights in Radisson Blu’s bar and restaurant.
Basel: Trips without limits
Basel is located in the Dreiländereck of Switzerland, Germany and France. Three languages, cultures and mentalities create an international flair, which makes a trip to Basel something very special. Come and see its magic and enjoy a weekend break in Basel. In their weekend package, “City of Art Without Limits”, the Radisson Blu Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Basel with free entry to over 180 museums and the use of public transport free of charge. For those seeking spa pleasures and culinary highlights, idulge in the “Gourmet Weekend Baselissimo”. See what the international fair of the city has to offer.