Art Basel

Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland


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Art Basel is undoubtedly the most influential art show in the world, attracting art lovers, collectors, gallerists and artists from around the globe. Since its first edition in 1970, the art trade fair in Messe Basel quickly became the iconic place where the international art world meets. It is attended by nearly 300 galleries and receives more than 90,000 visitors each year– in fact, the last edition of the fair welcomed 95,000 visitors.

With annual shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Art Basel serves as a global art platform, uniting artists and representatives of leading museums and galleries. Each venue defines the spirit of the event it hosts, presents visual artworks unique to the region, and collaborates with local institutions. The city of Basel plays an important part in Art Basel experience; the historical quarters are even integrated into the Parcours section of the fair.

Art Basel provides a wide range of discussion topics, such as the understanding of art from historical and geographical perspective, the collection and exhibition of works of art, and many more. In addition, the recently developed mobile app of Art Basel gives access to the latest show updates, interactive floor plans, as well as a detailed catalog of the participating galleries.

Hotels near Art Basel

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

The immense popularity of Art Basel may cause difficulties in booking a hotel, even several months before the dates of the fair. Art Basel 2018 is expected to gather more than 95,000 visitors. This is why participants willing to secure a good location for visiting Art Basel are advised to make their travel arrangements as soon as possible.

In order to accommodate our customers’ needs, we at Fair Point GmbH have established long-term partnerships with reputable hotels close to Messe Basel, in the city centre and the surrounding area. Our reservation team will provide you with the best value hotel options, matching your requirements and budget. Book a hotel for Art Basel 2018 with Fair Point GmbH today!

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Domestic exhibitorstotal: 291n/an/a
Domestic visitorstotal: 95 000n/an/a
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Venue: Messe Baseldetails

Founded in: 1970

Industry: Arts, Antiques

Frequency: every year

Where: Basel, Switzerland

Organiser: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

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Travel Info For Art Basel

Airport: EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 7.6 km

Railway station: Basel SBB 2.6 km

How to get to Messe Basel

If you stay in a hotel in Basel, you will receive the free Mobility-Ticket. This ticket gives you unlimited free access of all public transport in and around the city for the duration of your stay.

By Rail

  • Tram lines 1, 2, 6, 14, 15, 16, 21 to Messeplatz station
  • Tram line 8 and 17 to Claraplatz station -> short 5 minute walk to the venue

By Bus

  • Bus line 34, 36 to Riehenring bus stop
  • Bus line 55 to Gewerbeschule bus stop

By Car

Messe Basel is accessible via car from A2, A5 and A35 motorways with parking spaces being available near the Bad. Bahnhof DB station and on Reihenstrasse 101 next to the venue.

  • GPS coordinates: latitude 47.565060 ; longitude 7.600720
Map of Messe Basel

Our Clients

Ease House Ltd.

High efficiency, Sincere patience, Reasonable price, Excellent Service

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Booked for: electronica 2018