The Krafft Basel is beautifully situated on the bank of the Kleinbasler Rhine, from where you can stroll along its banks, or discover the small individual shops, restaurants and bars of the Rheingasse.
The hotel is perfectly connected to public transport. Within minutes you can reach the SBB train station, the exhibition centre, or the countryside. The old town is easily accessible by foot.
We’ve picked out a selection of attractions that you should not miss on your visit to Basel. Alternatively ask at reception, and we’d be delighted to tell you our favourite places in and around Basel.
The cathedral is probably Basel’s most famous landmark. With its red sandstone walls, colourful roof tiles and slender twin towers, it dominates the city’s skyline. From the Pfalz, the name given to the terrace on the Rhine, you can enjoy a perfect view over the Rhine and Kleinbasel.
The “middle bridge” is located just outside the hotel. The bridge is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea.
Affectionately known as "Zolli", the Zoological Garden in Basel is a popular destination and worth a visit at any time of the year. In summer you can enjoy a relaxing stroll outdoors, while in winter the animal houses promise exciting encounters at close quarters.
In the summer months, the “Buvetten” (food stands) – invite you to linger on the water’s edge. The Buvetten are located on the Kleinbasel bank of the Rhine between Mittlere Brücke (the middle bridge) and the border.
The four ferries "Wilde Maa", "Leu", "Vogel Gryff" and "Ueli" connect Kleinbasel with Grossbasel. With these ferries you can experience an unpowered crossing of the Rhine, using only the force of the currents.
Built by the Tessiner architect Mario Botta, the museum is located directly on the Rhine and is home to the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely - one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century.
The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, is one of the world’s leading design museums. It researches and teaches the history and present of design and incorporates them in relation to architecture, art and everyday culture.
The Kunstmuseum Basel focuses on paintings and drawings from Oberrheinischer and Flemish artists from 1400 to 1600, alongside international art from the 19th to 21st centuries.
The museum, built by Renzo Piano and located in Riehen, is home to a collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler – including some 250 works. The collection provides central picturesque aspects of Classical Modernism.
The imposing town hall, the seat of government of the canton of Basel-Stadt, sits on the main square, where fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers are offered on weekdays.