Arrive in Basel and check into the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel. The modern architecture of Buchner Bründler combined with the homely design give this hotel in Basel's city centre an urban touch. The Nomad Eatery, the hotel's own restaurant, offers the perfect way to fuel up before seeing the city.
Start your tour of discovery in Kleinbasel, where you will gain fascinating insights into the world of contemporary architecture
such as the Workshop Warteck PP. This building, with its striking tower, started out as a brewery around 1900, and today is home to LISTE Art Fair Basel, one of the most important trade fairs for young galleries which is held at the same time as Art Basel. Today, the Workshop Warteck PP offers a space for a diverse range of cultural and creative projects. What’s more, the impressive building is also home to the bars SUD, Cantina Don Camillo and Kulturbeiz 113. Here you can enjoy the wonderful view along with a quick refreshment.
Next, we're heading to the tallest building in Switzerland. At 178 metres high, the Roche tower (Building 1), designed by Herzog & de Meuron, shapes Basel's skyline like no other structure.
Right behind that is the Tinguely Museum, constructed by Ticino-based architect Mario Botta. The museum on the Rhine houses the largest collection of works by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925–1991). Enjoy a bite to eat at the museum's café, Chez Jeannot, with its view of the Rhine.
Then, after a walk along the banks of the Rhine in Kleinbasel and over the Wettsteinbrücke bridge, take in the impressive new building at the Kunstmuseum. The structure, designed by Basel architects Christ & Gantenbein, is one of the museum's three buildings. Right next door, in the inner courtyard of the main building, which was constructed in 1936 by Basel architects Rudolf Christ, is the Kunstmuseum Bistro, which offers the perfect opportunity for a coffee break with a view of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “The Burghers of Calais”.
What's the best way to round out a day full of architectural highlights? With another architectural delight, of course: the brasserie of the Volkshaus Basel was renovated by Herzog & de Meuron and is a culinary and cultural meeting place in Kleinbasel.