My guesthouse is situated in the center of the village Dornach next to an old monastery garden at the back of the house.


Directly next to the house is a good Infrastructure, various grocery stores, boutiques, Hair stylists, camera & photo-store, flower shops, restaurants, and a public swimming pool, natural walkways at the river Birs within 2 min. walking distance.

  • 10 sec. 2x hair stylists
  • 10 sec. -1.min Turkish specialty Kebab & Pizza take away
  • 1 min.  Historic bridge place with shopping boutiques
  • 1-2 min. 2x Supermarkets
  • 1 min. 2 Drugstores also with natural healthcare drugs
  • 1 min. 5 various Restaurants Italian Pizzeria or traditional Swiss kitchen
  • 1 min. Coffee or tea houses
  • 1 min. Ancient Monastery Church of Dornach
  • 1 min. Abbey garden restaurant

Only 1min. walking distance to public transport

  • 10 min. by train to the main station Basel SBB
  • 35-40 min. to the Airport Basel-Mulhouse
  • 15 min. Basel city Marketplace
  • 20 min. River Rhein-promenade in Klein Basel
  • 15-30 min. around 40 famous Museums in Basel  Area
  • Railway S3 / 10 min from Station Dornach/Arlesheim or
  • Tram line 10 / 20 min. to Basel city
  • From our door afoot and public transportation:
  • 25 min. to the famous Fair in Basel

Van "Seat Ducato"

Available to rent with seats for up to 9 people.

Per day 270.- incl.100km. +2.20 per km incl. diesel. 3 days 750.- incl. 300km / longer in special fee arrangement. Also usable as a simple camping bus for up to 2-3 person (in special fee arrangement).

Distances to natural and cultural things

  • 1 min. River Birs board walking area
  • 1 min. Swimming pool  at the Riverside (May-Sept.)
  • 5 min. Minnigolf Riverside Park with Garden Restaurant
  • 15 min. 3 larger swimming pool-parks
  • 15-20 min Goetheanum Anthroposophy-center
  • 25 min. Arlesheim baroque cathedral and historic English garden Hermitage in the valley
  • 30 min. Temple Rustic with high measured earth energy
  • 30 min. Dornach castle with beautiful wide view

Driving distance

  • 8 miles (10 km) Basel city & fair: Historic old town with Munster-Cathedral, River-Rhein-promenade with ferryboats to the Promenade in Klein-Basel,  old market place, university, theatre, zoo, botanic garden, almost 40 special museums
  • 9.5 miles (12 km) Triangle Border where Switzerland meets France and Germany at the harbor of Basel
  • 5 miles (8 km) green 80' Park with waterspout fountain Botanic garden with various Restaurants and childrens playground
  • 10 miles (15 km) Maria-Stein Wallfahrts-Kirche
  • 10 miles (15 km) frontier with regional shopping centers of Germany (Grenzach, Weil am Rhein or Lörrach) and France (St.Louis, Mulhouse & fantastic region of  Elsass)
  • 15- 30 miles (25-50 km) wonderful black forest tour in Germany
  • 60 miles (100 km) about 1 hour by train, to the Swiss Alps and the beautiful cities Luzern, Zürich and Berne (Capitol city)

A famous wide view (at clear days you could see the Alps):

  • 1.2 miles (2 km) Goetheanum Anthroposophy-center
  • 1.8 miles (3 km) Dorneck Historic Castle
  • 4 miles (6 km) Gempen Restaurant and Tower

I hope my description could give you an overview and make you curious about my little world! I would be happy to get know to you and host you in my ambitious guest house.

Kind regards, Svanette