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Congress Center Basel

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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“messeplatz”(3 reviews)
“lecture”(2 reviews)
“exhibition”(4 reviews)
The Congress Center Basel is Switzerland's largest conference centre, located directly alongside Messe Basel. The state-of-the-art infrastructure at Messe Basel plays a decisive role in the Congress Center's strong international position. Both the...more
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Messeplatz 21 | 4058 Basel, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A huge facility with a large multiuse space which confuses with specialized facilities spaced in periphery difficult to find and not iinviting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Flint C
Reviewed October 13, 2017

was in Basel for the World Congress for Surgery and I was amazed how huge this was :) internet connection given inside the congress hall was so fast :) rooms and centers were very huge and seats were comfortable :) also, I really appreciate the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Frances T
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The congress center Basel is a compact, well organized convention center, complete with all requisite facilities for a small to mid size convention. It is right at the center of Basel, and well connected by Tram and buses. The Swissotel Basel is right next to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

I performed here as part of the Basel Tattoo festival and can attest to the good acoustics of the venue. The building is undergoing renovations. The building is a victim of an uninspiring time in architectural history and I don't imagine any amount of renovation...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank machineryofnight88
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This seems to be quite an active center during certain days. The circular building is interesting architecturally. There are restaurants lining one side of Messeplatz with outdoor seating.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The convention center covering is impressive from all directions including looking down from the adjacent hotel. Unique in many ways including the green garden roof.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Travln-Dawg
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Messe conference hall is in an amazing building, with really innovative use of metal for the cladding. The centrepiece of the sky view hole is truly brilliant, and it struck me how many people were taking photos of it at any one time. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank crawfie
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

How organized and beautiful the center is , staff more than friendly also sings available to show you rest rooms or cafes or restaurants there is also corner to keep ur coats or luggage a safe rental place .

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank INM30
CongressBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Congress Center Basel, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed February 1, 2017

This building is well worth a visit and there is a tram stop right under the buildings. One area of the ceiling has a circular hole with material intertwined. It is worthwhile getting out and walking around this area to see all the different aspects...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Maurs78
CongressBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Congress Center Basel, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. The building you describe was designed by Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron. It is linked directly, via a walkway, to the Congress Center Basel.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

Beautiful building and a lot of space for conferences but the breakout rooms for sessions are poorly lit and poorly decorated. The large auditorium room however was quite nice as were the acoustics.More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank TrueCanucks
CongressBasel, Public Relations Manager at Congress Center Basel, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Many thanks for your valuable comment. However, decoration is usually done by the organizer according his ideas. The light in our breakout rooms is dimmable and capable of being controlled separately in the individual sections. Apparently, in your case, it seemed to be dimmed too...More

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Romantic restaurants? (3 Replies)
This will be the first time my husband and I will be away alone since our second child was born last year. Can you recommend a romantic restaurant for dinner? We will be staying in the Taksim area. My husband is attending a conference at Istanbul Congress Center. I would prefer restaurants closeby but we'd be willing to take a cab.
May 31, 2012|
Response fromenigma2007|
Passion4Travel, have a look at my response at the following thread. "tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k5458…". Just take a taxi to Feriye restaurant from hotel. enigma...
tram vs metro question (3 Replies)
Does anyone know what the walk between the Tram 24 stops and the Holiday Inn Congress Center is like - also which stop is the closest. I'll be in Prague in a few weeks and attending an evening concert alone at Municipal Hall. I'm trying to figure out if I would be more comfortable going to the Florenc Metro stop which sounds like it is at a bus station or taking Tram 24 and walking back to the hotel from that. Any opinions on which would be be easier and feel "safer" for a woman alone? Prague...More
February 02, 2006|
Response frompeb7|
Take the red line metro C from Vysehrad to Florenc (direction you want will be Ladvi). Change at Florenc for the yellow line B metro and go one stop to Namesti Republiky (direction you want is Zlicin). When you get off the metro, go to the exits on your right (Namesti Republiky entrance instead of Masarykovo nadrazi entrance). When you come up the escalators, go for the exit stairs straight ahead of you and the municipal building will be on your left. You just walk round to the front...More
Hotel choice for Congress center and city trip (3 Replies)
Travelling to Lisbon in April for a week. 3 days of congress but the rest is for relaxing and discovering the city. Which area or hotel would be both practical for public transport for the congress center, but central or on transport for visiting, finding restaurants etc. Thank you for your help.
September 24, 2018|
Response fromHoshi-San|
Returning question answered here https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18915…