SURVIVAL KITforBASEL, SWITZERLAND
I. Introduction : A word about Basel, SwitzerlandII. Basel quick informationIII. Baselworld contactIV. Bars and nightclubs...
INTRODUCTIONI. Introduction: A word about Basel, SwitzerlandBasel is described as a carnival town with an exquisite mediev...
BASEL QUICKINFORMATIONII. Basel Quick InformationCanton: Basel-StadtCountry: SwitzerlandBasel by the Numbers:Population: 1...
CONTACTBARS &NIGHTCLUBSIII. Baselworld contactMesseplatz 1, Basel, 4058Neighborhood: BahnhofsarealPhone: +41 58 206 2525Fa...
ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTSRestaurant FilouMediterranean restaurantMesseplatz 124058 BaselRestaurant l´EscaleEuropean restauran...
III. Baselworld contact33ER TAXI AG.– call them for easy & affordable transportJagerstrasse 5, Basel, 4016Neighborhood: He...
GENERAL THINGS TO KNOWSleepMost tourist areas in Switzerland have a tourist office where you can call and have them book a...
GENERAL THINGS TO KNOWBy trainTrains arrive from all parts of Europe. Switzerland is together with Germany one of the most...
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  1. 1. SURVIVAL KITforBASEL, SWITZERLAND
  2. 2. I. Introduction : A word about Basel, SwitzerlandII. Basel quick informationIII. Baselworld contactIV. Bars and nightclubsV. RestaurantsVI. Cars, Taxis and TrainsVII. General emergency numbersVIII. General things to knowAGENDA
  3. 3. INTRODUCTIONI. Introduction: A word about Basel, SwitzerlandBasel is described as a carnival town with an exquisite medieval town center. The town is located on the North West side of Switzerland. It sharesa boundary Germany and France hence its attribution as a tri-national town. The river Rhine winding through the town divides it into two. TheGreat Basel is situated on the South and near the West bank. The old medieval town is found at the center while the little Basel is located tothe North. So how can you get to this beautiful city?The first way to get to the city would be by using air travel. The Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg serves the city and is said to be the world’sonly airport which is bi-national. The airport is actually located in France, a few kilometers from Basel, and access to and from Basel to it is byroad. From the airport tourists have the option of getting to the town by renting a car.Another option would be taking a bus (bus 11) from the exit on the French side which goes to St Louis SSB railway station and connecting toBasel via a commuter train. Bus number 50 found outside arrivals at the Swiss area go directly to the SBB railway station.Most of the hotels in Basel offer their visitors mobility passes which guarantee them bus transportation from and to the airport. The visitors presenttheir hotel reservation to the bus driver who may allow them to travel for free using the bus. A two zone ticket can be purchased from bus stopswithin the city center at 3.80 Swiss Francs which allows travel anywhere within Basel even by Tram travel. A trioregio ticket allows travel to StLouis up to Mulhouse in France.If you choose to get around or to Basel by train it is good to know your way around Basel’s rail stations. Found on the South side of the towncenter is the Basel SSB station. The Basel SSB station operates the Swiss rail (SSB rail) and French rail (SNCF rail). To the North of the town center,in Little Basel, is the Basel Badisher Bahnhof station. The Badisher Bahnhof operates the German rail (DB rail).Getting to Basel using an international train connection can be through a high speed ICE train coming from Germany which passes throughFrankfurt and Berlin. Fast trains from the French capital Paris, French city Strasbourg, Netherlands’s capital Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourgand Milan can also be used to get to Basel. Night trains from a majority of French, German and Italian cities, Copenhagen, Rome and Brusselscan also be used to get into Basel.When using trams, route 10 is used to cross the French-Swiss border. Basel is said to be one (out of two) places in the world where internationalborders can be crossed using a tram. Trams into Basel are caught from Leymen a French commune. Basel is also accessible by road from theGerman A5 highway. Entry from Germany to Basel is through the Weil am Rhein border. The highway currently known as A2/3goes on into the Swiss country to cities such as Lucerne, Berne and Zurich. Basel is also accessible by boat through River Rhineand popularly through summer cruise ships operating from the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam. While in Basel the popularways to get around include use of foot, trams and buses, cycling, through boat rides and hired cars. The city is relativelyeasy to navigate around especially old Basel which is very accessible by foot. However, walking can get tiresome orstrenuous on the alleys built of cobblestone. Buses and trams offer a relatively inexpensive way to get around the city.
  4. 4. BASEL QUICKINFORMATIONII. Basel Quick InformationCanton: Basel-StadtCountry: SwitzerlandBasel by the Numbers:Population: 188,000 (city); 1 million (metropolitan area)Average Annual Precipitation: 1074 mm/ 42.3 inAverage Winter Temperature: 5 °C/ 42 °FAverage Summer Temperature: 15 °C/ 59 °FElevation: 569 m/ 1867 ftQuick Facts:Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles. 3-pin outlet plugsTime Zone: GMT +1 (GMT +1 daylight saving time)Country Dialing Code: 41Area Code: 61Did You Know?Basel is one of the leading intellectual centers in Europe. The University has attracted famous scholars such as Erasmus, Euler(native), Calvin, Nietzsche, Froben, Holbein the Younger and the Bernoulli family.LSD was synthesized here for the first time in 1938 by Albert Hoffman. Basel is still an international leader in life sciences, specificallywith regard to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In fact, Basel is a part of the "BioValley," which extends from Basel toStrasbourg.
  5. 5. CONTACTBARS &NIGHTCLUBSIII. Baselworld contactMesseplatz 1, Basel, 4058Neighborhood: BahnhofsarealPhone: +41 58 206 2525Fax: +41 58 206 2556Email: visitor@baselworld.comhttp://www.stadtplan.bs.ch/geoviewer/IV. BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS:Recommended:Mad Max +41 61 281 6114Steinentorstrasse 35 , Basel, 4051Neighborhood: HeuwaageNearest Train: HeuwaageIV. BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS:Club Lara +41 764507547Auf Dem Wolf 4, Basel, 4052Neighborhood: BruderholzIV. BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS:Atlantis +41 61 228 9696Music, Dancing & DrinkingKlosterberg 13, Basel, 4051Neighborhood: HeuwaageAdditional Nightspots &EntertainmentStock Walzwerk Indie Rock ClubBasel City Studios For SomeNice Time!! KleinbaselBorderline UpbeatMusic City CenterDas Schiff Fun Afloat KleinbaselGare du Nord - A Hubfor New MusicHirscheneck - Ever PopularRestaurant City CenterKultur PavillonCultural Events CenterParterre Bar, Theater,Cafe & Restaurant- Old Town CenterSommercasino Culture& Fun Bruderholz
  6. 6. ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTSRestaurant FilouMediterranean restaurantMesseplatz 124058 BaselRestaurant l´EscaleEuropean restaurantMesseplatz 14016 BaselRestaurant RubinoEuropean restaurant No commentsLuftgässlein 14051 BaselWettsteinEuropean restaurantAeschengraben 314002 BaselBrasserie Les Trois RoisInternational restaurantBlumenrain 84001 BaselRestaurant ZunftstubeInternational restaurantFreie Strasse 254001 BaselDon PinchoMediterranean restaurantSt. Johanns-Vorstadt 584056 BaselV. RESTAURANTSSAKURA – Japanese FoodCentralbahnstrasse 14, Basel, 4051Neighborhood: Old Town CenterNearest Train: Basel Bahnhof SBBPhone: +41 61 295 3939Fax: +41 61 295 3988Email: info@bahnhofrestaurants.chCHEZ DONATI – Italian FoodSankt Johanns-Vorstadt 48,Basel, 4056Neighborhood: City CenterPhone: +41 61 322 0919PAPA JOE’S– American Burgers and PizzaSteinenberg 14, Stadt Casino Basel,Barfüsserplatz, Basel, 4051Nearest Train: BarfüsserplatzPhone: +41 61 225 9394Fax: +41 61 225 9399Email: papajoes.basel@gastrag.chRESTAURANTSV. RESTAURANTSALADIN – Middle Eastern FoodBarfüsserplatz 17, Basel, 4051Neighborhood: City CenterPhone: +41 61 261 5731Email: info@aladinbasel.chhttp://www.aladinbasel.ch/
  7. 7. III. Baselworld contact33ER TAXI AG.– call them for easy & affordable transportJagerstrasse 5, Basel, 4016Neighborhood: HeuwaagePhone: +41 61 690 7033+41 61 333 3333Fax: +41 61 690 7050+41 61 690 7000Email: admin@33ertaxi.chhttp://www.33ertaxi.chVI. CARS, TAXIS AND TRAINSTAXIPHONE – Reliable Taxi serviceSchlettstadterstrasse 10, Basel, 4009Neighborhood: City CenterPhone: +41 61 444 4444Email: dispo@taxiphon.chhttp://www.taxiphon.ch/VI. CARS, TAXIS AND TRAINSBASEL SBB– For all info about trainsCentralbahnplatz, Basel, 4051Neighborhood: GundeldingerPhone: +41 61 268 6868(Tourist Information)HERTZ BaselNauenstrasse 33, Basel 4052Phone: +41 61 2059222Regular Store HoursMo-Fr 0730-1830Sa 0700-1300 1600-1800 Su 0800-1200VI. CARS, TAXIS AND TRAINSMANOR-The Department Store in KleinbaselGreifengasse 22 , Basel, 4005Neighborhood: KleinbaselNearest Train: ClaraplatzSHOPPINGCARS RENTALSAVIS BaselAeschengraben 31. Basel, 4051Phone: +41 61 206 95 45Regular Store HoursMo-Fr 0730-1830Sa 0700-1300 1600-1800 Su 0800-1200CARS RENTALSPolice: 117Fire Brigade: 118Road Assistance: 140Ambulances: 144Poisoning: 145Duty Pharmacy Service: 1811/144Duty Veterinary Service: 1811/144On-duty doctors, dentists,vets and pharmacies (24/7) 111Weather forecast 162Traffic informationand road/driving conditions 163Car breakdown service (TCS) 140VII. GENERAL EMERGENCY NO#TRANSPORTATION
  8. 8. GENERAL THINGS TO KNOWSleepMost tourist areas in Switzerland have a tourist office where you can call and have them book a hotel for you for a small fee. Each town usuallyhas a comprehensive list of hotels on their web site, and it is often easiest to simply call down the list to make a reservation rather than try tobook online. Many hotels will request that you fax or email them your credit card information in order to secure a reservation. In general, hotelstaff are helpful and competent, and speak English quite well.Stay safeSwitzerland is not surprisingly one of the safest countries in Europe, but anywhere that attracts Rolex-wearing bankers and crowds of distractedtourists will also bring out a few pickpockets. Obviously, keep an eye on belongings, especially in the midst of summer crowds.Quite a few Swiss establishments will print your entire credit card number onto the receipt, thus raising identity theft concerns when shoppingwith a credit card in Switzerland. Therefore, visitors utilizing credit cards should carefully review the information printed on all receipts prior todiscarding them. This happens, for instance, in some book and clothing stores and even at the ubiquitous K-Kiosk. This list is obviously not exhaus-tive; therefore, the visitor must beware whenever using a credit card.Women traveling alone should have no problems. The younger Swiss tend to be very open with public displays of affection - sometimes tooopen, and some women may find people getting too friendly especially in the wee hours of the club & bar scene. Usually the internationallanguage of brush-offs or just walking away is enough.Swiss police take on a relatively unobtrusive air; they prefer to remain behind the scenes, as they consider their presence potentially threaten-ing to the overall environment (practice of deescalation). Unlike some more highly policed countries, officers will rarely approach civilians toask if they need help or merely mark their presence by patrolling. However, police are indeed serious about traffic violations. Jaywalking(crossing a red pedestrian light), for example, will be fined on the spot. The upside to stringent traffic rules is that automobile drivers are gener-ally very well-disciplined, readily stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks, for example (but note that, in Basel city at least, whilst the cross-walksgive priority to pedestrians many drivers will stop on and reverse over cross-walks without much care or attention). Generally, you are safe any-where at any time. If, for any reason, you feel threatened, seek a near restaurant or telephone booth. The emergency phone number in Switzer-land is 117, and operators are generally English-speaking.GENERAL INFO
  9. 9. GENERAL THINGS TO KNOWBy trainTrains arrive from all parts of Europe. Switzerland is together with Germany one of the most central-lying countries in Europe, making it a centerof railways and highways to the rest of Europe. Some major routes include:The TGV, with several trains daily from Paris, Avignon, Dijon, and Nice. Hourly trains to/from Milan with connections to all parts of Italy. HourlyICE (German high-speed trains) from Zurich to Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt in Germany, many continuing toward Amsterdam, Hamburg orBerlin.Regular ICE trains from Zurich to Stuttgart and MunichNight trains from Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna, Belgrade, Barcelona Rome and Venice to Basel, Geneva, Zurich andsome also to Lausanne. These trains are either "EuroNight" (symbol: EN) or CityNightLine (symbol: CNL) servicesBy bus- Eurolines has incorporated Switzerland in its route networkBy carCommon tourist destinations within Switzerland are easily reachable by car, e.g. Geneva from central eastern France, and Zurich from southernGermany. Although Switzerland is now part of the Schengen agreement, it is not part of the EU customs/tariff union. Therefore EU/Swiss borderposts will focus on smuggling etc. and checks on main roads will remain in place even after 2008. Delays are usually short but cars may bestopped and no reason needs to be named. Some delay may be caused by queuing at busy times and there are often queues lasting hoursto use the tunnels under the Alps from Italy such as Mont Blanc, Gotthard etc. Swiss motorway vignettes can and should be purchased at theborder if your car does not already have a valid one for the year and you intend to use the Swiss motorways which is almost unavoidable.By planeThe following carriers offer domestic flights within Switzerland:SWISS (Basel/Mulhouse (EuroAirport Swiss), Geneva (Geneve-Cointrin Airport), Lugano Airport, Zurich Airport)Darwin Airlines (Berne (Belp Airport), Geneva (Geneve-Cointrin Airport), Lugano Airport)FlyBaboo website (Geneva (Geneve-Cointrin Airport), Lugano Airport)But in almost every case you will be better off taking the train.GENERAL INFOPublic transportThe Swiss will spoil you with fantastic transportation - swift, disturbingly punctual trains, clean buses, and a half dozendifferent kinds of mountain transport systems, integrated into a coherent system. The discount options and variety oftickets can be bewildering, from half fare cards to multi-day, multi-use tickets good for buses, boats, trains, and evenbike rentals. In general theres at least one train or bus per hour on every route, on many routes trains and buses arerunning every 30 min, but as with everything in Switzerland the transit runs less often, or at least for a shorter period ofthe day, on Sundays. Authoritative information, routes, and schedules can be found at or from a ticket window in anytrain station.
  10. 10. Swisstribe design and manufacture retail fixtures and POS materials for the luxury industry.The company is owned and managed by a small team of professionals with extensive Chinafactory experience.Solutions and Developments, International taste and Hong Kong efficiency,Chinese prices and Swiss quality, our local experience with a global approach to differentiateyour brand from others.SWISSTRIBE LIMITEDUnit 903, 9/F., Dannies House20 Luard road, Wan Chai, Hong KongT : +852 2127 0656www.swisstribe.com

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