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Congress Center Basel

Closes in 23 min: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:30 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
+41 58 206 28 28
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Flint C
Reviewed 14 October 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

Thank Frances T
Reviewed 16 August 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

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Reviewed 4 August 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

Thank machineryofnight88
Reviewed 11 July 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.

Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 10 July 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.

Thank Travln-Dawg
Reviewed 6 May 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

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 26 March 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 .

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

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

Reviewed 2 February 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

Thank Maurs78
CongressBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Congress Center Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 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 18 September 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

Thank TrueCanucks
CongressBasel, Public Relations Manager at Congress Center Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 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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