My Basel: Daniella Luxembourg on her Basel highlights

Art consultant Daniella Luxembourg chooses her favourite places in the Swiss city


My favourite institution in Basel is the Kunstmuseum; on the first floor there is a fabulous Holbein, Christ dead in the grave (1521). In my opinion it is the most modern painting in Basel! The museum also houses the La Roche collection of early Cubist works, every piece is so wonderful and effortless.

Kunstmuseum, St Alban-Graben 16, 4010 Basel, + 41 61 206 62 62

My favourite restaurant is in the Kunsthaus. The director, Peter Wys, is an institution in the art world. And my favourite bar is just above it.

Restaurant Kunsthalle, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, +41 61 272 42 33

The thing that moves me the most in Basel, however, being Israeli and Jewish, is the Drei Könige hotel. This was where, in 1897, Theodor Herzl convened the First Zionist Conference, a major event in the establishment of the modern State of Israel. When I am on the terrace of the hotel, I think about this. This is connected with my love of Basel, that they accepted the congress makes it very special.

Hotel Drei Könige am Rhein, Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel, +41 61 260 50 50.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper Art Basel Daily as 'My Basel'