Who we are

The «Wyniger Group» was founded after the merger of the Teufelhof Basel and the Ryago AG and bundles the supervisory business activities of all the affiliated companies. Via the “Teufelhof Management AG” the central services are offered to all our business units. The group has approximately 230 employees spread across different locations around Basel.  The Wyniger Group consists of the Ryago Catering, eight restaurants, two hotels, a theater, a brewery, a wine shop, two bars and a spirits brand. The best-known hotel of the group is “Der Teufelhof Basel” which is also the starting point of today’s company.

The “Wyniger Group” is rooted locally and calls Basel its home. Raphael Wyniger is the owner and director of the group and manages the company and its employees. He is also still the operative manager of the Teufelhof Basel. All the other companies are managed by active directors who, as important partners of Wyniger, lead their respective operations independently. 



The Wyniger Group emerged from the guest and culture house Der Teufelhof Basel. In 2009, the current owner Raphael Wyniger took over the Teufelhof Basel as managing owner. Since then, he has steadily developed and expanded the Teufelhof's activities. The following are key points in the history of the Wyniger Group:
2022: Coming soon: Waldhaus beider Basel www.waldhausbeiderbasel.com
2021: Acquisition of the facility management company JCK Services GmbH and repositioning under the Win Services brand. www.winservices.ch
2021: Majority shareholding in the traditional company Confiserie Beschle AG. www.beschle.ch
2020: Corona pandemic. Strategy expansion in the sense of diversification of the company with the aim of providing as many services as possible in-house in the future.
2020: Foundation of the non-profit association MALIAN for the integration and promotion of people who are restricted in their gainful employment for personal, health, social or (socio-)political reasons or similar. www.malian.ch
2019: Opening of the design hotel Set by Teufelhof Basel. www.sethotelbasel.com
2018: Acquisition of the traditional catering company Ryago AG. www.ryago.ch
2017: Launch of the spirits company "Rheinbrand". www.rheinbrand.info
2016: Opening of the brewery "Stadtmauer Brauer" in the Teufelhof. www.stadtmauerbrauer.ch
2015 - 2019: Opening of further own restaurant concepts in Basel city centre.
2015: Opening of the first concept outside the Teufelhof: the Coffee - Restaurant - Bar 1777. www.1777.ch
2014: After numerous events in and around the Teufelhof, the decision was made to lead the Teufelhof Basel into the future as a guest and culture house through a moderate and value-oriented growth strategy.
2009: The Thommy-Kneschaurek couple hands over the Teufelhof to Nathalie and Raphael Wyniger.
1989 Foundation of the guest and culture house Der Teufelhof Basel by Monica and Dominique Thommy-Kneschaurek.
Raphael Wyniger himself was born in 1975, is married and a passionate restaurateur and hotelier. As the father of three children, he calls the region of Basel his home. In addition to his passion for gastronomy, his heart also beats for sport; actively in particular for running. As a person with local roots in the region of Basel, he is happy to be your contact for any tourist information. As the owner of the group, Wyniger manages the operational business and is also present in particular as a hotelier and host at the Teufelhof Basel. In addition, he is active as a member of the board of directors at the KKL Luzern, serves as president of Hotelleriesuisse Basel & Region and is a member of the board of directors of the Swiss Hospitality Collection. In 2015, he was named Hotelier of the Year in Switzerland; in 2019, he was honoured with the Prix Bâlence business award.

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