Built in the 1960s, the Drachen Hotel is situated in central Basel's museum district, just 9 kms from the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport. The Jean Tinguely Museum, the Historical Museum, the Anatomical Museum, and the Vitra Design Museum are within 500 m of the hotel. The famous marketplace with the town hall and also the river Rhine with its variety of bridges, are within walking distance of the hotel. Located in the financial district and only a few steps to the city center, there are many bars, pubs and shopping and entertainment venues to be found near the hotel. The nearest nightclub is just 300 m away, while the train station lies some 700 m from the hotel. It is ideally located for exploring Basel and its surrounding attractions.