For exhibition visitors and travellers on city trips
Basel is a popular destination in Switzerland that has gained international significance, especially because of its favourable location in the tri-border region where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. Many companies have a head office in the Swiss metropolis, and the city is also visited by many business travellers because of its numerous exhibitions. Our Hyperion Hotel Basel is located right by the exhibition site and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Old Town, where sightseeing attractions such as the Tinguely Fountain, Basel Minster or the zoo await you.
At a height of 105 metres, our hotel isn’t just an eye-catching landmark; it’s also Basel’s tallest inhabited building. The international airport EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is just 9 km away and can be conveniently reached by bus within 12 minutes from the main railway station.
Sightseeing attractions around the Hyperion Hotel Basel
Basel is the most important exhibition centre in Switzerland, and top-class exhibitions such as Baselworld or Swissbau take place throughout the year. The Hyperion Hotel Basel offers visitors an ideal base for exhibition visits or a stroll through the nearby Old Town. There you will find the minster, built from red sandstone and colourful tiles, which is a landmark of the city. Many buildings in Basel date from the 15th century and are exceptionally well preserved. Small speciality shops also make the Old Town an experience for shoppers, and you can take a break from walking around by visiting one of the cosy cafés.
Excursions around Basel
All around Basel, there are many delightful excursion destinations that you can visit from the Hyperion Hotel Basel. We will be glad to help you with planning. Visit Augusta Raurica, the largest archaeological park in Switzerland, where you can admire a Roman house and the theatre, among other sights. From your hotel in Basel, why not make an excursion to Mulhouse in nearby France, where you can stroll through the idyllic Old Town or visit one of the technical exhibitions in the “capital of technology museums”? You can also quickly and conveniently reach Zurich, Bern or Ticino from the hotel.
The Tinguely Fountain, also known as the “Fasnachts-Brunnen” (“Carnival Fountain”), was built between 1975 and 1977 on the Theaterplatz square in Basel. It represents ten mechanical sculptures, which produce jets of water that combine to form a waterworks display typical of Jean Tinguely’s work.
The striking landmark of the Swiss city of Basel is Basel Cathedral, which is built from red sandstone and belongs to the late Romantic period. Once an episcopal church, the twin-towered minster impresses visitors with its precious interior, which includes important Roman wall frescoes in the crypt and ornately carved choir stalls.
As a guest at Hyperion Hotel Basel, you will receive the BaselCard upon arrival. This means you will be able to travel on public transport and use public WiFi free of charge during your stay with us. In addition, you will also get a 50% discount on entry to museums, such as the Fondation Beyeler or Augusta Raurica as well as on entry to Basel Zoo and the Basel Theater. With the BaselCard, you can discover the various attractions that Basel has to offer at a discount – no matter whether that may be a sightseeing walk around the old town, with the sightseeing bus or on the water with a boat trip down the Rhine.