Our House

Welcome at the Goldenen Sternen

When you enter the Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen you feel the special ambiance of this historic house and the warm welcome as a guest. Love of pleasure and an interesting mix of mediterranean and traditional dishes is the credo of our house. Whether in the dignified atmosphere of the historic rooms or on one of our two lovely terraces during the warmer months your stay will be a great expericence that will be kept in best memory. Our house - the oldest tavern in Basel (since 1412) - is located in the romantic and quiet old town district in the St. Alban valley, directly on the bank of the river Rhine and can easily be reached by foot, tram or car as well as with the ferry "Wilde Maa" or the Rhytaxi.

Opening Hours

Opening hours winter (January until April 2017)

Monday until Friday:

Saturday and public holidays:
11.00 – 14.00h
18.00 – 23.30h
11.00 – 23.30h
11.00 - 16.00h

Opening hours summer (April until September 2017)

Monday until Saturday:
Sunday and public holidays:
11.00 – 23.30h
11.00 – 22.00h

Fine to Dine     Chaine des Rotisseurs

Our Team

Your Hosts at the Goldenen Sternen


Our high interesting history.

The Goldenen Sternen was first mentioned in a document dated 1349. Another document from 1412 gives the first piece of evidence that the guesthouse zem swartzen Sternen (to the Black Star) offered food and drinks for travellers. At that time the Sternen was one of 13 inns, which were granted the Tavernenrecht, which could be translated into the right of tavern. Due to this privilege the Sternen was allowed to offer three kinds of wine and a meal.

Until 1873 the inn was known as swartzen Sternen. But as the house was then redecorated in new, more cheerful colours, its name changed into Zum Goldenen Sternen - To the Golden Star.

In 1964, the city authorities decided to widen the road in Aeschenvorstadt where the Sternen was located. Fortunatly they realized the historical value of the ancient Sternen. When they started to demolish the building, they discovered magnificent paintings on the walls and ceilings.

To save the historical substance, the plan was born to transfer the Goldenen Sternen from Aeschenvorstadt to Dalbeloch. So the historical building of the Sternen was dismantled stone by stone board by board and ceiling by ceiling and rebuilt again with lots of effort under the stern supervision of the Swiss office of monuments in the years 1973 to 1974.

Since then, our restaurant has been located in this picturesque part of Basel, directly on the bank of the river Rhine, quickly and easily to reach by foot, by tramway and car and with the ferry Wilde Maa.

High Level Gastronomy.


Our kitchen also prepares various vegan, gluten or lactose-free dishes.

Our Menu Cards

Lunch Menu

Our daily Lunch Menues. From Monday to Friday.

A la Carte

Find your favorite menue.

Kids Menu

For our little guests.


Take a look into our wine cellar.

Mother's Day Menu

Our Menu for this special date.

Vouchers from the Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen

A present that will give pleasure and is available in any price range!

The newly designed 'Lukullus' Menu 2016!

Directly filmed from the kitchen of the restaurant.


we got a room for every event

Banquet & Seminar Events.

Your Event

Banquet & Seminar

Spring Banquet Documentation

Our offers for the spring.

Summer Banquet Documentation

Our offers for the summer.

Autumn Banquet Documentation

Our offers for the autumn.

Winter Banquet Documentation

Our offers for the winter
We kindly ask you to take notice of our terms and conditions. You will help us in making your event a success - simply the Sternen-way.

Satisfying quality.


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