Along with the retail shops on site, anfos/haus is a short distance from the most important shopping areas including Freie Strasse, the main shopping street in Basel. Numerous banks and other businesses are headquartered nearby, which adds to the lively character of the neighbourhood and ensures regular pedestrian traffic.

The area offers a variety of cultural attractions: the Kunstmuseum, the Kunsthalle with its beautiful garden café and the Tinguely Fountain, the Elisabethenkirche and the Theater Basel. Nearby Aeschenplatz features the Bank for International Settlements building designed by Mario Botta as well as the “Hammering Man” sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky.

Bars and restaurants are also plentiful with options ranging from casual cafes and ethnic restaurants up to fine dining establishments. The open vistas and riverside walks of the Rhine beckon just a few hundred metres away.