Dear guests,
due to renovation work after a fire in the basement, the Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen is temporarily closed.

We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward serving you again on November 16th.

Your hostess Melanie Moser
and the Goldene Sternen team.

Contest – Mii Quartier spring edition

In collaboration with the Neutral Quartier Club (NQV) Breite Lehenmatt we will raffle 4 consummation coupons à CHF 100.
Just answer the question below and you participate in the contest. Good luck!


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.

Lars Lolischkies, Melanie Moser

Opening Hours

Opening hours winter (October until April)

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 2018)

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

Fine to Dine     Chaine des Rotisseurs


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

Vouchers from the Gasthof zum Goldenen Sternen

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


we got a room for every event

Banquet & Seminar Events.

Your Event

Banquet & Seminar

Spring Banquet Documentation

Our offers for the spring.

Seminar offers

Our offers are through the whole year.
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.


Events at the Sternen Basel



Satisfying quality.


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