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Welcome to Basel!

The GAIA Hotel is located directly opposite the SBB train station in Basel, just ten minutes away from the historic old town – making it an ideal setting-off point, whether you are in Basel for a business meeting or enjoying a private weekend excursion to the city.

Basel: “Culture unlimited”

More than virtually any other city, Basel stands for cultural delights. With more than 40 museums – many of them world-famous – you can find art, culture and design to suit every interest. For example, discover


Not to mention 20 theatre stages, numerous galleries, all kinds of musical and literary offerings, sights bothmodern and historical, fascinating excursions and shopping opportunities.

To round off the “Basel experience”, there are any number of internationally famous events: Basel Fasnacht and Morgestraich, the Baselworld watch and jewellery show, the ARTBasel art fair, the Basel autumn fair, the Basel Tattoo and many others.

Of course, Basel also has all kinds of delicious options when it comes to food & drink. We will be happy to recommend you our favourite restaurant for any taste, and tell you where you can find famous specialities such as Basler Läckerli biscuits, Magenmorsellen, Dybli, Burgermeistli etc.


As a guest of the GAIA hotel, you also benefit from the BaselCard that we give you at check-in. It includes free public transport, 50% discount on entry to the museums, zoo, theatres… and much more.

BaselCard free services

  • Use of public transport
  • WiFi at 17 hotspots


One-off discount of 50% for

  • Museum entry
  • Entry to the Basel zoo
  • Entry to the Basel theatre (only applies to evening tickets)
  • A 2h tour on the sightseeing bus
  • Tour of the old town
  • Scheduled boat trip with the Basler Passenger Shipping Company (Balser Personenschifffahrt)