Information

ATM
Several ATMs are located outside the Volkshaus entrance (PostFinance, UBS, Credit Suisse, BKB) within a 1 min. walk. 


The City of Basel
Basel is an inspiration: located at the Swiss–German–French border, it is a welcoming, active, and enterprising city of open-minded citizens, who excel in business and the arts. Thanks to its manageable size and excellent public transport, it is quick and easy to get around the city. 

Basel is also known as the culture capital of Switzerland. And not without reason: art can be seen wherever you go, whether strolling through the beautiful Old Town or when visiting one of the almost 40 museums.
www.basel.com

The Basel Card

Every hotel guest in Basel receives the BaselCard when checking in. It can be used to travel free of charge on public transport, to access the free guest WiFi and to benefit from attractive cultural and leisure activities. www.basel.com/en/BaselCard


Currency
All official prices are indicated in Swiss Francs (CHF), which is the official currency of Switzerland. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops.


Insurance
The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the coverage of your own insurance.

Language
The congress language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided. The official language of Basel is Swiss German. French and English are widely spoken.


Lunch and coffee
Lunch will be served on both conference days. Coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the conference.

Public Transport

The public transport system in Basel will take you anywhere. Consult www.bvb.ch for current schedules or use the SBB App to get around. 

 

Restaurants
Basel offers both a wide range of international restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Japanese, French, etc.) and typical Swiss cuisine. The Volkshaus itself includes a Brasserie with excellent lunch and dinner choices. Ask us for more recommendations! 


Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available at the Volkshaus.

 

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have: info@philanthropyconvention.org