Restaurant Löwenzorn in Basel is the recipient of a special award for conservation and maintenance of a historic restaurant in the Old Town of Basel.The house where the restaurant is located today was built in 1357. The parts of the building dating to the 16th to 18th century, including very valuable interior decoration, have been preserved and are used with care. Items from bygone times are to be found in the cellar and the attic. It is interesting to see how the more recent interiors, dating to the 19th and 20th century, fit in. These more recent interiors appear as independent parts of the property's long history of use as a place of gastronomy and hospitality.
The impressive building offers sophisticated rooms and halls, where culture and tradition combine to render a very pleasant atmosphere. The historic dining room with its well-maintained rustic annex offers enough space for regulars' tables seating students' fraternities and carnival associations. Restaurant Löwenzorn has a great deal to offer its guests: a romantic courtyard, an imposing dining room with regulars' tables, rooms with a highly sophisticated décor and small parlors with paintings dealing with student life in the olden days. And the picturesque Old Town with its narrow lanes, nooks and crannies, is right next to the hotel. The hotel's traditional local cuisine adds to its many attractions.