Practical Info | Lift Basel 2014

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Getting to Lift Basel 14

Lift Basel takes place in the heart of Basel at the Markthalle (Viaduktstrasse 10) near Basel Main Station.

Getting to Lift Basel 14:

From the airport: Basel airport is known as "Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freibourg". By bus, it's only 10-15mins to Basel Main Station.

From the train station: Basel's main train station is known as "Basel SBB". By tram, it's only 5 mins to Markthalle.

  • Tram n°1 to "Basel Dreirosenbrücke": stop "Markthalle"
  • Tram n°8 to "Basel Neuweilerstrasse": stop "Markthalle"

Useful tips: when you stay in a hotel or a youth hostel, you receive a free public transport card. Trams, trains and buses are very reliable. To find out how to get anywhere by public transport, visit the Basler Public Transport website. You can buy your public transport ticket at any tram / bus stop.

To go further afield (Zürich, Luzern, Geneva, etc...), check out the Swiss Railways train schedules.

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Getting Around and About: Lift Suggestions

For those of you who would like to have dinner close to Markthalle, we recommend you the Brasserie au Violon or the Restaurant Kunsthalle. In case you feel like taking a little stroll, cross the Rhine and discover Klein Basel, where we suggest you to stop by the brasserie Volkshaus designed by the famous Basler Architects Herzog & de Meuron. Wrap up the night with a little drink at the Café des Arts in Gross Basel. 

Accommodation 

Switzerland is renowned for its hospitality industry and hotels in Basel are no exception. Here are a few good pointers:

For accommodation near Markthalle, you may want to try the following (although please understand that this is not an endorsement):

5-star: Euler Hotel Basel, Hilton Basel

4-star: Hotel St. Gotthard BaselHotel Metropol Basel   

3-star: Hotel Schweizerhof BaselHotel Helvetia, City Inn

Budget: Apa Living, Jugendherberge Basel, Ibis Budget Basel City

Quick facts

  • Most conference speeches are delivered in English with some speakers presenting in German. Live translation is provided in both English and German.
  • Basel weather in November is usually pretty cold but sunny.
  • Local currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF) but many shops and restaurants take euros