Fondue and raclette

Raclette, cheese fondue or fondue chinoise – plenty of winter-time culinary delights await you in Basel.
Fondue im Restaurant Walliserkanne Basel.


The specialities of the Walliserkanne are well-known throughout Basel. This traditional restaurant in the city centre invites you to enjoy a cheese fondue or raclette.

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Das Restaurant Baracca Zermatt.

Baracca Zermatt

Catch some mountain air in Basel from November until the end of March: In the romantic fondue hut Baracca Zermatt you can share a Zermatt hors d’oeuvre platter followed by an all-you-can-eat cheese fondue, fondue chinoise or raclette.

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Fondue am Fluss

Fondue belongs to winter like the Rhine belongs to Basel. From November until February, tasty variations of this speciality are served right on the riverbank, in the cosily furnished winter pavilion on the terrace of the Sorell Hotel Merian.

Sandoase Winterdorf

In the chillier months of the year, Sandoase is transformed into a winter village, with a rustic chalet, Finnish huts and cosy fondue gondolas. Here you can choose between raclette, cheese fondue, fondue chinoise and a hot “Tatar’s hat”.

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Rheinstube at Ufer7

At the Rheinstube, on the first floor of Ufer7, you can enjoy house-made fondue mixtures with cheese from the Wirth dairy and gin or beer produced in Basel.
Auf den vier Basler Fähren (hier die Münsterfähre «Leu») lässt sich der Rhein bequem und nur durch die Kraft der Strömung überqueren.
The four ferries that cross the river using only the natural power of the river's current connect the larger southern part of the city (Grossbasel) with the northern side of the river (Kleinbasel).

Cheese fondue on the ferry

Rent a ferry for a romantic tête-à-tête or for an entire group: the ferrymen on the Ueli, Vogel Gryff and Wild Maa ferries will prepare a cheese fondue that you can garnish according to your taste.

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Restaurant Löwenzorn

Take a seat next to the warmth of a chiminea in the courtyard garden of the traditional Löwenzorn restaurant and enjoy a delicious cheese fondue.

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Fondue-Stübli Kunsthalle

During the winter months, Restaurant Kunsthalle opens its cosy fondue chalet, located right next to the Tinguely fountain. Here guests can enjoy the popular fondue with cheese from the Wirth dairy or an Ueli Bier fondue.
Das Restaurant Zum Braunen Mutz am Barfüsserplatz.

Zum Braunen Mutz

Whether a truffle, champagne or beer fondue – the traditional Zum Braunen Mutz restaurant is a genuine fondue paradise right in the middle of Basel, offering eight different fondues.

Winter cruise 

An evening cruise through wintry Basel is a very special experience. Enjoy a delicious fondue on board the BPG ship in a warm atmosphere.

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At Hafechäs, a rustic fondue chalet located on the grounds of the Holzpark in the Klybeck district, enjoy cheese fondue and risotto in a cosy setting.


Hotel Victoria

Get in and get ready to enjoy! Two converted gondola lift cars from the Bernese Oberland have arrived on the terrace of Hotel Victoria. Order an Alpine fondue from Gstaad or other delicacies.

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Safran Zunft

The Safran Zunft has been serving its house speciality for over 40 years: in its Bacchus fondue, fillet of beef, veal or venison is cooked in a wine-based broth.

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At Tibits, people who usually don’t partake of fondue will also find something to suit them: this restaurant features a vegan fondue.

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The Elsbethenstübli is just the ticket for lovers of traditional Swiss fare. It’s easy to see why the delicious cheese fondue made according to the house recipe is a permanent fixture on the menu.

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Dandy pop-up restaurant at Viertel Dach

Dandy-style fondue and raclette: here you’ll find the largest selection and most unique versions of raclette that Basel has to offer.
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  • Stir the caquelon while enjoying a fabulous view on the Rhine – on the BPG winter ship, you can order cheese fondue or fondue chinoise.