Basel, Switzerland

Your stay in Basel

Home to 40 museums, the city of culture for connoisseurs has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to rest a while. Basel and the tri-border region have an extraordinary range of cultural events on offer throughout the year – including concerts, exhibitions and theatre.

St. Jakob-Park is Switzerland’s largest football stadium and home ground of FC Basel 1893. It is important in both architectural and sporting terms. Built by local architects Herzog & de Meuron, it encompasses a shopping centre and old people’s home as well as the football arena with over 38,000 seats. For the star architects, it was excellent preparation for similar projects such as the Allianz Arena in Munich and Beijing’s National Stadium.