Charming accommodation in and around Basel.
More than chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Basel has plenty of charm and culture, too
Basel (the cosmopolitan trade fair and cultural city) is located at the three-country-triangle that joins Switzerland, Germany, and France on both sides of the Rhine River. Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland with 173,000 inhabitants. To get from Grossbasel to Kleinbasel you can cross the river on one of the oldest Rhine bridges (Mittlere Brücke) or take one of the unique Rhine ferries that moves you comfortably from one side to the other. Basel’s medieval old town (one of the most beautiful in Europe) is particularly popular with tourists. This is where the world-famous Fasnacht (carnival) takes place annually, featuring traditional piccolo and drum groups accompanied by lantern parades. The best way to discover the picturesque old town is by using the five officially-marked tours.
The most impressive sights include the Spalentor, the Münster (cathedral) and the Rathaus (town hall) on the Marktplatz. Basel is regarded internationally as an attractive location for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and world-wide leaders (such as Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche) are among the largest employers of Switzerland. In addition to having the oldest university of Switzerland (founded 1460), Basel proudly hosts numerous museums with high-profile collections (e.g. Foundation Beyeler, Kunstmuseum (art museum)), many diverse cultural events and leading international trade fairs (including the BASELWORLD and Art Basel), as well as impressive examples of contemporary architecture (e.g., by Herzog & de Meuron, or Mario Botta). These and other interesting sites enthuse visitors every year. For all those who would like to spend the night in Basel or finish the evening with a relaxing dinner, you will find a wide range of historic hotels, bed & breakfasts, family-owned inn, apartments in central locations, rooms or private accommodations, as well as excellent restaurants or cosy old town pubs.
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Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
Adventure in the "Jurte Khulan"
Have you ever wanted to go to Mongolia and did not find the time or the opportunity? An overnight stay in the yurt takes you to a special world. Soak up the colorful atmosphere. The "Jurte Khulan" has a small double bed and two single beds, plus a stove for heating and cooking. Cost per unit: two persons CHF 142, four persons CHF 163, all fees included.
In today's overly intellectual world, we now know how important it is to restore balance and "return" to our body. Massage helps us to counteract constant stress and pressure, to relax the muscles, to let go, and to gain energy. We offer the following massages: classic full-body, relaxation, ayurvedic, foot and head reflexology, lymph drainage, deep connective tissue, Lomi Lomi. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Massage_en
Valais Blacknose Sheep
Our Valais Blacknose Sheep live in the pastures around our farm all year round. You and your children can watch them up close, pet them, and occasionally accompany them when they change pastures. They are very sociable sheep who enjoy visitors. Their presence will fascinate you!
Experience a Model Railway
Experience a fantastic hobby with a passionate model railroader. Paul Stadtmüller will be happy to show you his greatest passion. You will learn to build parts of the model railway yourself. Later you will be allowed to manoeuvre the train, possibly even using a model railroad part that you made yourself. This course is free of charge.
Trained Cross-Country Ski Instructor (Skating and Classic)
Ueli, your host is a cross-country instructor and operates his own cross-country school using state-of-the-art rental equipment. We want to convey the love of nature, tranquillity, and joy of shared adventures and experiences. Enjoying the exercise amidst beautiful nature is our goal! Appointments and cross-country skiing equipment rentals are available on site from the host.
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PARLIAMO ITALIANO! Available on weekends to refresh your knowledge of Italian. Instructive, exciting, entertaining, and lively. Adapted to the individual needs of all participants. WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY: Tailor-made for newcomers and people switching to digital reflex camera (SLR) photography. Photographing in nature, at night, analysis of picture, image editing.
Warm the Soul
Our well-being offers include a little bit of warmth for your soul, a little relaxation for your mind and body, a moment away from everyday life, with pleasant feel-good body treatments that boost your strength. In addition to our packages “Arrival”, “Time Out”, and “Moments of Well-Being”, we also offer individual treatments. Further information: www.zwirgi.ch
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