Basel City Stories

Our hotel - we are Basel. During Carnival and all year round the Hotel Basel is more than the second home for many locals - it's also a treasure of countless stories.

Experience Basel stories at the Hotel Basel, on the corridors and in the rooms, told in a charming and witty way by Kati Rickenbach. The Hotel Basel is full of stories, And not only the hotel - you will find stories in the Brasserie Steiger, in the lobby and in the Lisettli Stube.


  • at the Brasserie Steiger, annually changing portraits of personalities who are conected to the Hotel Basel.
  • in the hotel lobby four times a year changing exhibitions of Basel artists.
  • in the corridors and rooms, the history of ancient people who have left their footprints in Basel.
  • The Lisettli-Stube is entirely dedicated to the well-known innkeeper Lisette Hunziker, who ran the Hunziker wine tavern on the site of today's Hotel Basel until 1963.

Celebrities on the corridors

We particularly recommend five famous personalities of the city on the Rhine. Have fun getting to know them and discovering them with the Hotel Basel city map.


Portraits in the Brasserie Steiger

Art and culture meet culinary arts. In our brasserie we show you portraits of personalities associated with us, photographed by Oliver Hochstrasser.


Art exhibitions in the lobby

Have a look at the exhibition of Kati Rickenbach in our hotel lobby.


Lisettli Stube

The rustic Lisettli Stube has been in open since 1888...