This summer visitors to Basel, Switzerland, will have the chance to stay overnight in a traditional Fisherman’s hut suspended high above the River Rhine. Until August, tourists can have exclusive overnight use of hut no. 47 in the attractive St. Alban district, surrounded by the old city walls and the impressive St. Alban Tor, one of the old city gates. Close by are culinary and historical highlights such as the Basel Paper Mill and the restaurant Le Rhin Bleu.
This is a unique accommodation opportunity as most of the fishing cabins on the banks of the Rhine in Basel are privately owned and not accessible to the public. This summer, however, visitors can sleep in one of the 14-square metre cabins, with the best views of life in the cultural capital of Switzerland.
Sit back and unwind – with no electricity or running water – but with the luxury of being “offline by the Rhine”. The room is deliberately simple and cosy, with all amenities located close by. In addition, if you wish, an experienced fisherman will show you how to fish with “gallows” in the Rhine.
Rates start at 164 Swiss Francs (125GBP) per night. To book visit www.basel.com/en/pop-up-hotel-basel
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If you would like to try the Fisherman’s hut for yourself Basel Tourism have limited dates for media stays in June, July and August*. To register interest or to arrange a visit, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*Dates available include: 26th and 28th June / 6th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 26th July / 2nd, 9th 12th, 17th and 18th August.