Built in the middle of a lake, the charming and historic castle of Bottmingen offers customers a beautiful and romantic experience unlike any other. Dating back to the 14th Century, this Swiss mansion has been carefully preserved and elegantly renovated in the past few years with the opening of a fine dining restaurant, a wedding venue and lovely terrace gardens. Famous for its sumptuous French cuisine, the castle's restaurant offers a prix fixe menu along with a normal one, with dishes such as the Vivers lamb, Chateaubriand, Marinated Loch Fyne salmon, Porcini flan with parsley and the lip-smacking desserts sure to leave your taste buds in amazement and wonder. It also an excellent location for functions such as weddings, parties, corporate dinners and other events with lavishly decorated rooms seating 8 to 300 guests and an attentive, courteous service by the friendly staff. It is especially worth visiting during Christmas when the castle is lit up with stunning decorations.
As you enter Palazzo Basel, the beautiful and ornately done up interiors are sure to catch your attention. But that is not the only attention-drawing factor of this 'gourmet theatre'. The delectable delights that feature on the menu put together by celebrity chef Peter Moser is sure to be a hit with any conoisseur. But the real treat is enjoying some fantastic performances as you appreciate the thoughtful four-course meal! Palazzo Colombino, the popular event, is as extravagant as it gets; acrobats and magicians, musicians and artists, all come together for a spectacular show full of color and excitement. All in all, the Palazzo Basel rates high on fantasy, high on entertainment and high on culinary satisfaction!
The former barracks is now the number one place for cultural events in Basel. A gaggle of buildings surrounding a meadow hosts diverse exhibitions and all manner of cultural happenings. The complex includes a bar, a restaurant, and a theater/concert space, designed in a lively combination. The meadow is the only real green space in this part of Basel. It is often used as a sports pitch, and on warm summer nights serves the visitors to the events as a relaxing space. And while the theater management constantly succeeds in attracting sought after international companies to Basel, the concert organizers keep a firm eye on the newest trends and alternative groups.
Basel Theater is one of the city's main cultural hot spots, hosting a ton of lavish performances throughout the year. Known to dish out some of the most hair-raising performances, this theater seldom fails to inspire its audiences with shows that not only entertain, but also send out an underlying message. Usually playing host to the city's own opera and ballet companies, there is no shortage of entertainment or excitement at this fabulous venue.
The Augusta Raurica is a rich source of information for those interested in learning more about ancient Roman history and civilization. Take a walk down time and experience the baths which have still been maintained like they were, hundreds of years go. The museum is always crowded with school children on educational excursions or with travelers. Also check out the excavations, the silver collection and the 'house zoo'.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
Basler Kinder Theater hosts educating and entertaining plays for children with an aim to introduce these young minds to the entertaining world of theater. And the whole experience does not end at merely watching a play. In fact, a small talk is conducted between the theater manager and the children at the end of each play. Besides letting the children's imagination run wild, this activity also improves the socializing skills of these kids at a very young age. All in all, a fun package for these tiny tots!
One of the premier cabaret theaters in Basel, Theater Fauteuil has been entertaining its patrons since 1957. The theater has managed to retain its old-world charm over the years, but has improved the sound and lighting technology that enhance every show hosted here. Though a small theater, the venue packs in a variety of events like concerts, plays and cultural events apart from their main forte, cabaret. There's also bar for those who wish to grab a drink or meal before the show.
This multipurpose event venue is home to some of the most happening events and concerts in town. Equipped with a restaurant, gift shop and all the modern amenities and facilities, it is perfect to make your visit here a memorable one. Spectacularly facing the Basel waterside, the beauty of this venue is enhanced too.
Unternehmen Mitte Basel is a cafe and event venue located in an renovated industrial building which used to be a bank. The coffee house not only serves as a trendy venue to meet up with friends after work, but also organizes special courses in the art of coffee-making. Several yoga and meditation events as well as talks on topics pertaining to the corporate sector are organized at Unternehmen Mitte Basel. The place also has a number of rooms which can be rented for events and parties.
Basel's youth theater highlights upcoming performing arts acted by talented aspiring actors. Shows in various genres are regularly hosted, and young performers enthrall the crowd with their energetic streak. The Junges Theater Basel also organizes theater classes for teenagers and adolescents who want to discover the inner artist in them.