Surroundings

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

Shopping

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