Excursions around Basel

Basel and Weil am Rhein are located right in the middle of the country triangle formed by Germany, Switzerland and France, which is surrounded by amazing landscapes. Let us show you the region’s most beautiful destinations for an excursion.

Spa & Swimming

Destination near carathotel Basel: Laguna Badeland water park
Sauna at Laguna Badeland near carathotel Basel

Laguna Badeland and Sauna Parc IVier Jahreszeiten

In recent years the Laguna Badeland, together with the Sauna Parc IVier Jahreszeiten (Four Seasons) has become the place to visit in the border triangle region, with its adventure pool for the entire family and oasis for health-conscious visitors looking for relaxation.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 6 km

Balinea Thermal Spa, Bad Bellingen

From its pampering programme to the targeted rehabilitation treatments, in Bad Bellingen you’ll find a range of leisure and health options tailored to suit your needs: over 1000 square metres of pools, a modern sauna park, a salt grotto with salt from the Dead Sea, open air area with cold plunge pools, loungers and a sunbathing terrace.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 20 km

CASSIOPEIA Therme Badenweiler

Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful thermal baths – the Cassiopeia Thermal Spa in Badenweiler. 3,800 square metre health and wellbeing complex under one roof. Let the ancient power of the water carry you along and indulge in total relaxation and wellbeing.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 40 km

Thermal bath Badenweiler near carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein

Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica near Augst offers a trip back in time to the days of the Romans: the largest archaeological site in Switzerland has over 30 exciting, surprising and unique attractions, including an imposing theatre, the atmospheric Roman House, the unique Roman domestic animal park and, in the museum, the largest collection of silver from the ancient world.

The absolute highlight is the roman festival: The yells of the crowds, the rattle and clash of weapons, the roar of legionaries, the laughter of children, the cries of vendors, the singing of musicians and, in the background, the sounds of craftspeople plying their trades and the all-pervasive scent of wood fires, roast suckling pig and horse dung. 700 participants revive the ancient roman sight once a year.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 9 km

Daytrip from carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein: Augusta Raurica
Daytrip from carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein: Augusta Raurica roman celebration

Europa-Park Rust

Feel like leaving everyday life behind you and having tons of fun with the whole family? Then Europa-Park, Germany’s largest leisure park, is the perfect place for you. Fun and excitement for the whole family!

For your Europa Park trip we have a special offer - have a look here >>

Distance from the hotel: approx. 74 km

Daytrip from carathotel Basel: Europapark Rust
Wodan rollercoaster at Europapark near carathotel Basel

Mountains and Lakes in the Black Forest

Titisee Lake

Lake Titisee is a protected nature reserve; as an important drinking water reservoir for the region it is home to numerous species of fish. The minimal development along the shoreline and the incomparable surroundings of the Feldberg mountain make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It’s not for nothing that millions of tourists visit the area every year. Nevertheless it has retained its incomparable charm.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 70km

Getaway destination near carathotel Basel: Titisee in the Black Forest
Feldberg in the Black Forest: day trip from the carathotel Basel

Feldberg Mountain

The Feldberg: A popular spot for hiking in summer and great for skiing in winter. Mountains and lakes, dense forests and lush meadows, a healthy climate, mountain air and fine Black Forest cuisine make the Feldberg an attractive destination for young and old alike. With its bare summit, at 1414 metres high it may be only the third highest mountain in the Black Forest, but it is probably the most beautiful. The view of the woody Black Forest mountains, the valleys, alpine meadows and the Rhine plain with the Vosges in the distance is magnificent.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 54 km

Freiburg: Minster and Old Town

Freiburg Minster is the Roman Catholic city church of Freiburg im Breisgau, and is built in the Romanesque and - predominantly - Gothic styles. As Freiburg has been a diocesan town since 1827 (archbishopric of Freiburg), the church today is formally a cathedral, but is traditionally known as a Minster.

Freiburg is home to noteworthy buildings from every period in the city’s history, and the historic old town is a lovely place for a stroll. Freiburg is a university town with countless bicycles and great pubs.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 70km

Day Trip from carathotel Basel: Old Town of Freiburg
Freiburg Minster near carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein



As the centre of the Centre-Alsace region, close to the German and Swiss borders and situated between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, the city provides visitors with a breathtaking summary of over a thousand years of European history. Apart from this, Colmar, with its 67,000 inhabitants, has retained the attractive temperament of a typical “country town”, which constitutes a good deal of its charm. The entire historic centre, in which the waves of history have been so wonderfully well maintained, is classified as a site of special historic interest, has benefited from particularly careful restoration and for over twenty years has been the subject of consistent preservation.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 70 km

Colmar in the Alsace-Region: romantic day trip from carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein
Old Town of Colmar near carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein


In the 12th century, Mulhouse was an independent city. A free imperial city in the 15th century, it became a republic thanks to its alliance with the Helvetic Confederation. Finally, in 1798 the city became part of France. Discover the traces of this past in the streets of the old town, in Place de la Réunion, the heart of Mulhouse, or through its elegant 19th century buildings. With its 8 museums, the city of Mulhouse has the largest concentration of technical museums in Europe, in which you can relive unbelievable industrial developments.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 35 km

Alsatian Wine Road

The Alsatian Wine Road (or Route des Vins in French) is one of the oldest tourist routes in France. It was established in 1953 and runs for 170 km through the winegrowing region of Alsace in the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin departments. The route is highlighted by an emblem (a golden bunch of grapes with a wine glass and the title “Route des Vins d’Alsace”).

Alsatian Wine Road near carathotel Basel Weil am Rhein

Notre Dame du Haut

Notre Dame du Haut (or Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp) is a Catholic pilgrimage church in the French commune of Ronchamp near Belfort, and was consecrated in 1955. The building is located on Bourlémont hill at 472 metres above sea level and is visible from miles around. The church, which was designed by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, is one of the world’s best known modern church buildings and has become an architectural icon thanks to its multitude of visual metaphors, the ingenuity of its spatial design and its exemplary nature.

Distance from the hotel: approx. 100 km