The new Messe Basel trade fair building is one of the city's newer landmarks. The central architectural urban feature of the hall complex, developed by Herzog & de Meuron, is the City Lounge.
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This covered, public space not only marks the entrance to the exhibitions, but also functions as a meeting place for locals and visitors. The architects called the prominent hole in the middle the "Fenster zum Himmel" ("window to heaven").
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How to get there
Connections from the railway stations
Tram No. 1 in the direction of «Basel, Dreirosenbrücke», get off at «Messeplatz» tram stop
Tram No. 2 in the direction of «Basel, Eglisee», get off at «Messeplatz» tram stop
Badischer Bahnhof (german station)
(8 minutes from the Exhibition Center on foot)
Tram No. 2 in the direction of «Binningen, Kronenplatz», get off at «Messeplatz» tram stop
Tram No. 6 in the direction of «Allschwil Dorf», get off at «Messeplatz» tram stop