Basel is placed on the so-called “knee of the river Rhine” and is the entrance gate to the Upper Rhine area, the Burgundian gate, Switzerland and to South Germany.
You reach Basel from Bad Bellingen in only 25 minutes!
How about a walk to the „Rheinhafen“(port of Rhine) or a coffee at the “Dreiländereck” – the island of the Rhine between Germany, France and Switzerland? How about a tour through the picturesque old part of town:
For example from the Tinguely museum well over the Muenster, into the city hall yard, through the bent lanes of the historical old part of town up to the Schifflände on the Rhine.
Discover the city hall which was built between 16th and 19th century, the Spalentor, which was built at the end of the 14th century (one of the most beautiful city gates of Switzerland) and the cathedral, which was built between 11th and 15th century; the cathedral coins the townscape with its red sandstone, the multicoloured bricks and the two slim towers.
The Saint Alban valley, also mentioned as the Venice of Basel, is a special part of Basel! Let yourselves enchant from a quarter full of romance, watercourses and lanes!
You should also cross the Rhine with its traditional Rhine ferry. Admire numerous community centres from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the baroque.
Enjoy specialities such as “Basler Läckerli” – a speciality made of gingerbread – and other typical specialities of Basel in the restaurants of the historical town of Basel.
If you like to go on a discovery journey on the traces of the Romans, come to the nearby Augusta Raurica to the largest archaeological open air-museum of the northwest of Switzerland! Dip into the Roman everyday and discover impressing ruins and the adjacent museum.
Culture in Basel
Basel is well-known for its various museum landscape. There are more than 40 museums waiting for you! Here only a small selection.
Visit the art museum, the oldest publicly-accessible art collection of the world. Still more art? No problem. The Fondation Beyeler has not only a unique art collection to offer, it also surprises again and again with special exhibitions of world significance. Further museums worth mentioning are the Antiquity museum, the museum of the cultures or a special Basel tip, the Tinguely museum in order to enumerate only some.
In the musical theatre Basel – one of the most modern stages of Europe – regularly larger events take place.
The zoo of Basel undoubtedly belongs to the best zoos of Switzerland and enjoys beyond that world-wide reputation
The Alemannisch carnival and also the Morgenstraich are a symbolic custom with a long cultural tradition. Have you already experienced the Morgenstraich in Basel? If not, you should do so.
In contrast to the Alemannisch carnival the pipers and drummers become the focus of attention at the Morgenstraich.
If about point four in the morning in Basel the light goes out and the Tambourmajoren in the choir the „Morgenstraich vorwärts-marsch” proclaim and walk with hundreds of lanterns through the romantic lanes of Basel, you will also be inspired.
The so called “Cortèges” are the carnival parades, which are moving on Monday and Wednesday afternoon through the city centre.
Bad Bellingen is an outstanding location, to see the Alemannische carnival and the carnival of Basel.
Enjoy the carnival in Basel being typical of specialities as for example “Scherben” a sweet pastry made with lard or the spicy flour soup refined with Swiss cheese. You can comfortably come to the Morgenstraich with a special train.
Christmas Market in Basel
The longest Christmas Street of Europe begins at the Aeschenplatz and leads first down to the impressive Freie Straße – Basel’s most popular shopping street.
Also the romantic Christmas Market at the Barfüsslerplatz is around the corner.
Experience more on this page Christmas Market Basel.
For further queries concerning the apartment / the holiday lfat / the vacation home I am gladly available to you.
Do you have to work in Basel or Freiburg, or do you want to visit a fair? Use the advantages of your apartment. After work you are back in Bad Bellingen in a few minutes and you can enjoy good food, relax and use the wellness offers or go jogging on the Rhine and in the vineyards.
For further inquiries concerning the apartment / the holiday flat / the vacation home I am gladly available to you.
apartment “Rosenweg”, Rosenweg 1, D-79415 Bad Bellingen
Telephone: 07635/82 25 79
cell phone : 01520/19 53 191
I look forward to welcoming you here in Bad Bellingen.