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Black Forest Academy

Getting here

Basel is the nearest transportation hub to Kandern. Whether you’re arriving by plane or train, you’ll more than likely plan your travel through Basel. From Basel, you can catch a bus to Kandern. You can also easily rent a car from the Basel EuroAirport.

The document linked below has details on directions to and from airports. If you have any questions that we haven’t covered, please send us an email by going to our contact page.

You can find more detailed information about public transportation here.


Basel (BSL) is your most straightforward connection to Kandern. You have options for renting a car directly from the airport, and can even explore your options in advance at the Basel Airport’s website.

If you choose to fly into Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) or Frankfurt, Germany (FRA), you may want to take a train to Basel (Badischer Bahnhof). From the Badischer Bahnhof, you can hop on the #55 bus to Kandern, which takes roughly half an hour.

There are two major train stations in Basel, the Badischer Bahnhof and the SBB Train Station. Trains traveling north or east will arrive at the Badischer Bahnhof, and trains traveling south or west will arrive at the SBB. There is bus service from the Badische Bahnhof to Kandern (#55).

If you arrive at the SBB, you can take the #30 bus to the Badischer Bahnhof, where you can catch the aforementioned #55 to Kandern.

The street address for BFA is Hammersteiner Strasse 50, Kandern. If you and your GPS prefer Decimal Degrees, you can find us at Latitude 47.71031, Longitude 7.6588.

Lodging in the area

We are excited to share our part of the world with you!

There are many options for lodging in Kandern and the surrounding villages. Our recommendation is to search sites like Airbnb, the Kandern Lodging Listings or any of the common online travel sites. Many accommodations locally are Guesthouses/B&Bs, while larger, more modern hotels can be found 20-25 minutes away in nearby Basel, Switzerland or Lörrach.

We thank you in advance for honoring any and all booking details including cultural guidelines and payment fees for cancellations. In this way, you can help BFA continue to enjoy a good relationship with local businesses and the wider Kandern community.

Lodging Pricing

The cost per night at a local German hotel is typically €50 per person, or €80 per couple, breakfast included. There are no kitchen facilities and rooms are maximum double occupancy.

Lodging Within Driving Distance

Hotels in Weil am Rhein
Carat Hotel (4-star, near the Basel Airport)
You can book directly online in English, German, or French.

Hotels in Bad Bellingen
Hotel Wintergarten
Hotel Kaiserhof
You can book directly online in German.

Canceling Reservations

Generally speaking, it isn’t culturally acceptable to cancel housing reservations. If you need to cancel, this cancellation fee schedule is fairly standard throughout the area.

  • Up to 31 days prior 25% of total cost or €100, whichever is greater
  • Up to 14 days prior 50% of total cost
  • Under 14 days 100% of total cost