Hotel holidays: exploring Basel's old town around the Steinenschanze

Basel's old town is rich in sights such as cathedrals and exhibitions, but there are also plenty of entertainment options. One exciting option is the many museums spread around the Basel Altstadt Hotel. After a rich breakfast with Swiss and international specialities at the Bed and Breakfast Hotel Steinenschanze, art museums as well as a music museum invite visitors on an unforgettable city break Basel. 

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Other museums in Basel's old town: 

  • Basel Historical Museum Barfüsserkirche.
  • History of Basel from prehistory to the present day
  • Basel Historical Museum Music Museum
  • 650 musical instruments from 5 centuries
  • Basel History Museum Haus zum Kirschgarten
  • Bourgeois living rooms of the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Basel Art Gallery
  • International and Swiss contemporary art

Places of interest around the Basel Old Town Hotel Steinenschanze

From the spacious and cosy Large Double Room - which offers relaxation for up to three people on their city break in Basel - you can see the Heuwaage Viaduct, a road bridge in Basel's old town. Medieval alleys and impressive churches characterise Basel's appearance. A 10-minute walk from Basel's Old Town Hotel Steinenschanze is the cathedral Basler Münster. People gather on the square for open-air events, at the Basel Carnival or at the Christmas market. Our team will be happy to inform you about current events directly on site at our hotel in Basel's city centre.

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A small selection of Basel's sights:

  • Basel Cathedral
  • An eventful architectural history spanning 5 centuries
  • Barfüsserkirche church
  • Home to the Basel History Museum
  • Middle Bridge
  • Oldest Rhine crossing in Basel

Shopping and going out around the Basel Old Town Hotel

Spread throughout Basel's city centre, hotel and city visitors will find a range of shopping alternatives and nightlife districts during their city break in Basel. Freie Strasse invites you to stroll with its restaurants and shops. A flea market awaits you on Petersplatz - on the square near Freie Strasse, traders from Basel and the surrounding area offer their products. In addition, open-air events take place on Barfüsserplatz and bars and clubs are within walking distance of Basel's city centre hotel Steinenschanze. Afterwards, you can relax from the city centre hustle and bustle in the garden of the Basel Altstadt Hotel.

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Shopping and going out in Basel's Old Town:

  • Basel's shopping mile in Freie Strasse 
  • Flea market on Petersplatz
  • Weekly market at the Stadtmarkt 
  • Open-air events on Barfüsserplatz

Would you like to explore the museums, sights and nightlife districts of the city in the border triangle? Then experience the atmosphere on your city break through Basel and enjoy your stay at the versatile Basel Old Town Hotel Steinenschanze. The entire team of the city and boutique hotel will make sure of that. We look forward to your visit!

Your host Michaela-Maria Nazarek and the entire team