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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Supervised Horse Riding for Children
We offer supervised walks on horseback for children up to 8 years of age. No previous experience is required. During this time, the children will also help groom the horses. We recommend bringing a bicycle helmet with you, but we also provide riding helmets. Cost CHF 30.00 per hour. For advanced riders, we can organize rides with the neighbouring farm.
Alternative Activities while Visiting Basel
• "Runner's Breakfast". Companion jogging, followed by a rich breakfast. • "Sightseeing by Bike”. Discover Basel's sights on two wheels. • “Picnic”on the banks of the Rhine, in a park, ... or wherever you wish. Enjoy a well-filled picnic basket with treats from our kitchen. • "It's Teatime". The English tradition of afternoon tea with pastries and savory snacks.
Enjoy Nature in a White Paradise
3 nights in the BnB during the week (Sunday to Friday) for 2 people (CHF 300.00). Or on the weekend 2 nights for 2 people (CHF 200.00). Ski pass CHF 49.00 per day per person. Participation in a three-hour ski course for every level is possible: Downhill, freeride, ski trekking, snowshoeing with a trained ski instructor CHF 225.00 for 1 person or CHF 250.00 for 2 people.
Wellness: Sauna, Steam Bath, Physiotherapy, Massages
Our appealing wellness area includes Finnish sauna with stone oven, steam bath, physiotherapy, massages, and a terrace for sunbathing and admiring the view. Towels, slippers, and bathrobe are included. Sauna: CHF 20.00 Steam bath: CHF 15.00 Sauna + steam bath CHF 25.00 Physiotherapy, massages, and donkey milk-based beauty products are available upon request. https://www.lanave.ch/spazio-benessere/#
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.
We offer individual menus. From simple local specialties, such as Gersauer Käsekuchen (cheesecake) with green salad variation, to a 6-course surprise menu paired with our carefully-selected wines, we have the perfect dinner for every taste and palate. (We are also mindful of various special dietary needs). From CHF 15.00-65.00. Wines CHF 30.00 - 80.00.
Midweek Special: Enjoyment and Relaxation in the Engadine Mountains
Are you looking for nature and peace instead of action, sport, and dynamics? We offer pure nature with optimal rest and relaxation in the Mineralbad & Spa Samedan. Also included are various culinary highlights. Four nights in the CHESA STAILA **** with alpine breakfast and STAILA’s great complete services. Starting at CHF 625.- per person. https://www.chesa-staila.ch/room-rates/special-offers
Therapeutic massage followed by vascular therapy
Enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage followed by 20 minutes of vascular therapy to aid microcirculation. Excellent for recovery from extreme sports or injury. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue wellness, trigger point, and foot reflex. Beautiful ambience in one of the most historic buildings in the old town of Zurich. www.good4yew.com/
Wingwave coaching is a method to manage emotions and performance. It is based on the latest findings in neuroscience and is often used in the following situations: stress management, fears, traumatic experiences, trigger issues, stage fright, resource building, and competitive sports. Make an appointment, or walk-in (without guarantee). As our guest, you benefit from a reduced rate: CHF 100 / hour (instead of CHF 150).
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