One Day In Basel Switzerland

One Day In Basel Switzerland

Basel is situated on the Rhine river, bordering France and Germany and is the third largest city in Switzerland. It is the city of art and culture with around 40 museums and hosts Art Basel (international art fair). If you only have one day to spend in Basel, I’ve listed a few suggestions.

Where to Stay: Hotel Victoria is just across the road from the train station! It’s ideal if you plan to take a flight the next day as there is a bus within a close walking distance which takes you directly to the airport. They offer a discounted ticket for museums and free tram and bus rides. The rooms are very spacious.

What to do: A visit to Foundation Beyeler art museum will be well worth your while! Right now there is an exhibition of Bacon and Giacometti which goes on until September. It’s easily accessible by regular tram services. Tram 2 from Basel SBB train station towards ‘Eglisee’ and change at Basel Badischer Bahnhof (train station) to tram 6.

Point of interest: Next to the Tinguely Museum is the Tinguely Brunnen (fountain). Sit, take a break and watch the mechanical movement of the sculptures spurting water.

Where to eat: You are probably hungry by now so, for lunch or dinner check out Atelier restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in a lovely artistic atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is very good and they serve vegetarian options. It’s part of a hotel complex Der Teufelhof Basel which is in the old town. It’s accessible by tram or 15 minutes walk from the train station.

Foundation Beyeler art museum, Basel

Bacon self-portrait

Hotel VictoriaTinguely Brunnen (fountain)

Denim jacket here and here // Claudie Pierlot white maxi dress old (similar here)













  1. 04/08/2018 / 09:12

    Basel seems like a very charming place and an excellent day trip destination. You obviously had a blast there. Is one day enough to see all the highlights that Basel has to offer?

  2. 04/08/2018 / 00:04

    Firstly, you look absolutely stunning and sophisticated! I haven’t visited Switzerland before however something has always sparked my interest about going (and not just the chocolate ;))

    A great post and the food also looks great!

    Laura xo

    • yvonne
      04/08/2018 / 12:38

      Thank you Laura! You should visit if you get the chance! xo

  3. 31/07/2018 / 23:59

    This is such a great one day travel guide! It sounds like such a lovely place to visit. That blue couch in the hotel is so cool and the museum looks like a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Also I love your outfit!

    x Kara |

    • yvonne
      25/07/2018 / 04:44

      Thanks, Gemma! I did! xo

  4. 23/07/2018 / 17:31

    This is such a great little guide to Basel, and the photos are beautiful! Well done 🙂

    • yvonne
      25/07/2018 / 04:46

      Glad you like the post! Thank you! xo

  5. 23/07/2018 / 13:32

    That blue couch looks so interesting!!! Also love your white skirt 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  6. 23/07/2018 / 05:45

    Nice guide! I’ve never been to Switzerland but it’s in my bucket list. Thanks dear for the inspo!

  7. jane
    20/07/2018 / 05:22

    It looks like an awesome trip is swiss babe.
    I love the arts and the food they offer.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  8. 19/07/2018 / 21:58

    I want to be there ♥♥♥

  9. 19/07/2018 / 08:58

    You captured Basel so nicely! I always pass by it whenever I am in Europe and feel like I have to change that next time around! Need to visit it too; thanks for the inspo!

    The Party Parrot Blog

    • yvonne
      19/07/2018 / 15:25

      Hi Naya, So happy you feel inspired to visit Basel! Have wonderful day!

  10. 18/07/2018 / 23:37

    Basel looks so nice. I had never thought of going there but I’m obviously missing out. Love your photo and your beautiful outfit! Great post!!

    xx Jenifer

    • yvonne
      19/07/2018 / 13:50

      You should try and visit, Jenifer! Glad you like the post and my outfit! xo

  11. 18/07/2018 / 11:08

    OMG! The nature, the kitchen, your outfit combo! Im feeling it girl! looking forward to more posts!

    The Gown ?

    • yvonne
      20/07/2018 / 18:15

      You are very welcome and I’m sure you would enjoy a visit to Basel!

  12. 18/07/2018 / 11:00

    Looking Good! Love denim jackets on dresses!

    • yvonne
      18/07/2018 / 16:17

      So do I, Nancy! Have a good day!

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