Tourism and activities in the 3 Borders region

Discover the 3 Borders region in southern Alsace! France (Saint-Louis, Mulhouse), Germany, and Switzerland (Basel) offer many superb activities; from cultural, gourmet, relaxing or even invigorating.

Activities and recreation in the Saint-Louis region

Museums

  • Fondation Fernet Branca – Contemporary art museum in Saint-Louis (68).
    Former Fernet Branca drinks warehouse refurbished into a contemporary art museum.
    www.fondationfernet-branca.org

Walks and recreation

  • La Petite Camargue Alsacienne: Located 7km from the hotel, La Petite Camargue has been ranked number one in protected nature reserves in Alsace in 1982. With a total area of 904 ha, it is the largest nature reserve in Alsace. There you can stroll the marked paths that will leave you captivated by the wonders of nature, and stop at the many vantage points that line the route.
    www.petitecamarguealsacienne.com
  • Le Parc des Eaux Vives: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hydro speed: in Alsace, white water sports take place in the “Parc des eaux vives”.
    www.ville-huningue.fr/en/white-water-sport/
  • La Passerelle des Trois Pays (The 3 Countries footbridge)
    www.ville-huningue.fr/fr/passerelle-trois-pays-huningue
  • La Coupole Theatre/Cinema in Saint-Louis
    www.lacoupole.fr
  • Saint-Louis Municipal Pool, located on rue du Docteur Hurst
    www.saint-louis.fr

Activities and recreation in Switzerland (Basel)

Basel is truly a city of art and culture, numerous activities and other recreations can be found there.

Museums

  • Musée des Trois Pays: The permanent exposition “L’Exposition des Trois Pays” or “The Three Countries Exposition” is both entertaining and informative. Presented in French and German, it is dedicated to the history of Three Countries region: France, Germany, and Switzerland.
    www.dreilaendermuseum.eu
  • Fondation Beyeler: This museum permanently houses the Beyeler collection. The 230 works from the masters of classic modern art reflect the Beyeler couple’s view on 20th century art.
    www.fondationbeyeler.ch
  • BaslerPapiermühle: The medieval Galician mill is dedicated to objects related to the history of paper, writing, and printing. Visitors can also watch artisans as they practice the ancient techniques.
    www.papiermuseum.ch
  • Kunstmuseum Basel: The Kunstmuseum Basel mainly focuses on paintings and drawings by artists in the Upper Rhine area and the Netherlands from 1400 to 1600, and on art from the 19th to 21st centuries. This museum posses the world’s largest collection of works by the Holbien family.
    www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch
  • Museum Tinguely: Located on the banks of the Rhine, the Tinguely Museum was designed by an architect from the Tessin region in Switzerland named Mario Botta. It houses the greatest collection of works by Jean Tinguely, who was one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century.
    www.tinguely.ch

For a complete list of museums and other activities in Basel, visit www.basel.com.

Walks and recreation

  • Basel city centre with the Tinguely fountain, the zoological gardens, the cathedral, the Rhine harbour, the Mittlere Brücke (one of the Rhine’s oldest bridges constructed in 1226) is full of activities and recreation to discover.
  • The Basel Zoo
    www.zoobasel.ch
  • The Aquabasilea Pool
    www.aquabasilea.ch

Activities and recreation in Germany (Weil-am-Rein)

Museum

  • Vitra Design: The Vitra Design Museum is a cultural institution recognised worldwide in the field of research and the presentation of topics related to design and architecture.
    www.design-museum.de

Walk and recreation

  • The three countries footbridge leads to the “Rhein Center” shopping centre that houses different types of shops and a cinema.
    www.kino-weil.de
  • Laguna Pool
    www.laguna-badeland.de
  • Europa-Park: Situé à Rust en Allemagne, à environ 1 heure de Saint Louis. Il est le parc saisonnier le plus visité au monde.
    www.europapark.de

Activities and recreation in the Mulhouse region

Museums

In Mulhouse there is no lack of museums and other cultural activities:

Walks and recreation

  • Zoological and botanical park in Mulhouse: covering 25 hectares and located in an exceptional natural setting, it has more than 1200 animals from 170 different species and 3500 species and varieties of plants.
    www.zoo-mulhouse.com