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Guidebook for Basel

Cédric & Roger
Cédric & Roger
Lid sinds 2016
Cédric & Roger

Guidebook for Basel

Arts & Culture
The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. It has as well a nice museum cafe and bar. Free entrance on every first Sunday of a month.
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Kunstmuseum
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The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. It has as well a nice museum cafe and bar. Free entrance on every first Sunday of a month.
It is my favorite museum in Basel. Jean Tinguely is usually spotted at the Tinguely fountain in the center, but visiting the museum is a much more intense experience. The collection of machines in that one space is truly mind-blowing and definitely worth visiting. Even for kids it is interesting how the machines are moving and making sounds and lights.... Just amazing
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Tinguely Museum
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It is my favorite museum in Basel. Jean Tinguely is usually spotted at the Tinguely fountain in the center, but visiting the museum is a much more intense experience. The collection of machines in that one space is truly mind-blowing and definitely worth visiting. Even for kids it is interesting how the machines are moving and making sounds and lights.... Just amazing
Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects including dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, carrousels and miniatures from all over the world. Recommendable for kids.
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Toy Worlds Museum Basel
1 Steinenvorstadt
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Special interest museum features a historic variety of play objects including dolls, dollhouses, Teddy bears, carrousels and miniatures from all over the world. Recommendable for kids.
The satisfaction with the visit varies with the interest one has. However Renzo Piano's wonderful building, the views framed by the windows on three sides, the sculpture gardens, and the carefully curated objects from the permanent collection, always make the visit deeply pleasurable. Like most attractions in Basel, is easy to reach by public transportation: Bus 6, drops you right at the door.
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Fondation Beyeler
101 Baselstrasse
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The satisfaction with the visit varies with the interest one has. However Renzo Piano's wonderful building, the views framed by the windows on three sides, the sculpture gardens, and the carefully curated objects from the permanent collection, always make the visit deeply pleasurable. Like most attractions in Basel, is easy to reach by public transportation: Bus 6, drops you right at the door.
Shopping
At Freie Strasse you can find many shops but as well all around this area there are more shops to discover.
Apple Freie Strasse
47 Freie Str.
At Freie Strasse you can find many shops but as well all around this area there are more shops to discover.
Getting Around
Main trainstation where you arrive coming from the airport (by bus).
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Bahnhof Basel SBB
10 Centralbahnstrasse
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Main trainstation where you arrive coming from the airport (by bus).
Parks & Nature
It contains a nice park with lots of flowers and plants including fruit and berry trees. Special: very beautiful cafe in the old villa in the park (ask for the people in order to show you the location). The entrance to the park is free.
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Merian Gärten
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It contains a nice park with lots of flowers and plants including fruit and berry trees. Special: very beautiful cafe in the old villa in the park (ask for the people in order to show you the location). The entrance to the park is free.
TierPark Lange Erlen can be accessed with Bus #36 Kleinhunigen (exit Lange Erlen). Walk through the overpass, then towards the right and through the trees to the park entrance. This park was mostly quiet on my visit with only a few other visitors walking around. For a free park, this place is pretty well maintained and it has a nice number of rare animals (cats, pigs, fox, black swans) to other standard zoo animals, like monkeys, deer, buffalo, chickens, fowl, moose, peacock, donkeys, a honeybee display and more. Many of these animals can be seen in as close as possible to normal, natural settings. You can as well do a long walk along the river Wiese which is the border to Germany.
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Tierpark Lange Erlen
110 Erlenparkweg
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TierPark Lange Erlen can be accessed with Bus #36 Kleinhunigen (exit Lange Erlen). Walk through the overpass, then towards the right and through the trees to the park entrance. This park was mostly quiet on my visit with only a few other visitors walking around. For a free park, this place is pretty well maintained and it has a nice number of rare animals (cats, pigs, fox, black swans) to other standard zoo animals, like monkeys, deer, buffalo, chickens, fowl, moose, peacock, donkeys, a honeybee display and more. Many of these animals can be seen in as close as possible to normal, natural settings. You can as well do a long walk along the river Wiese which is the border to Germany.
Although it is a small botanical garden in comparison to other cities, it is very well kept and has free lockers and space to leave jackets (and this is important because it is very hot inside the greenhouses). The highlight: the tropical greenhouse (main one) which has species of birds, frogs and tortoises from around the world.
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University of Basel Botanical Garden
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Although it is a small botanical garden in comparison to other cities, it is very well kept and has free lockers and space to leave jackets (and this is important because it is very hot inside the greenhouses). The highlight: the tropical greenhouse (main one) which has species of birds, frogs and tortoises from around the world.
nice park to relax or to do sports. if you go up the hill you will find a lot of space for running or walking while having a view over the whole city.
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Margarethenpark
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nice park to relax or to do sports. if you go up the hill you will find a lot of space for running or walking while having a view over the whole city.
Drinks & Nightlife
Because of its good drinks and as well for the people (young people don't go there). It is a nice bar which we defenately recommend. If you prefer a nice cafe there is another entrance which leads you to the 1st floor of cafe Huguenin which is as well a very nice address in Basel.
Des Arts
6 Barfüsserplatz
Because of its good drinks and as well for the people (young people don't go there). It is a nice bar which we defenately recommend. If you prefer a nice cafe there is another entrance which leads you to the 1st floor of cafe Huguenin which is as well a very nice address in Basel.
A brewery of local (very good) beer which as well contains a restaurant with good food. You can taste the different beers with a tasting set. Defenately a place to go!
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Fischerstube
45 Rheingasse
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A brewery of local (very good) beer which as well contains a restaurant with good food. You can taste the different beers with a tasting set. Defenately a place to go!
Great location 25+ which is a bit upper class but still normal people around (come dressed up)
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Atlantis Basel
13 Klosterberg
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Great location 25+ which is a bit upper class but still normal people around (come dressed up)
Bar and nightclub where people from all over the world meet. Its a good mix of expat and local people.
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Paddy Reilly's
45 Steinentorstrasse
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Bar and nightclub where people from all over the world meet. Its a good mix of expat and local people.
Food Scene
It offers the largest food court with international foods in small food market like stands. The only problem you will face is to choose from the large variety of choice :) It has as well a nice bar and some shops which sell organic products.
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Markthalle
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It offers the largest food court with international foods in small food market like stands. The only problem you will face is to choose from the large variety of choice :) It has as well a nice bar and some shops which sell organic products.
Open air restaurant and bar during summer times where people in Basel enjoy walking up and down this side of the Rhine (called "Kelinbasel" / little Basel). You will find many food and drink stands called "buvette". Perfect to enjoy the sundown.
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Buvette Kaserne
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Open air restaurant and bar during summer times where people in Basel enjoy walking up and down this side of the Rhine (called "Kelinbasel" / little Basel). You will find many food and drink stands called "buvette". Perfect to enjoy the sundown.
Swiss food number one address to taste our traditional food.
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Walliser Kanne
50 Gerbergasse
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Swiss food number one address to taste our traditional food.
Good restaurant which is led by one of the best ones in town (Teufelhof). It serves delicious food for a medium price (Swiss standards :) ). In order to find it you can go to Marktplatz where the city hall (Rathaus the red building) is located. From there ask some locals to guide you to the backyard called "Schmiedenhof".
1777 Kaffee - Restaurant - Bar
10 Im Schmiedenhof
Good restaurant which is led by one of the best ones in town (Teufelhof). It serves delicious food for a medium price (Swiss standards :) ). In order to find it you can go to Marktplatz where the city hall (Rathaus the red building) is located. From there ask some locals to guide you to the backyard called "Schmiedenhof".
Alternative to Walliser Kanne which as well servces delicious Swiss food.
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Harmonie
71 Petersgraben
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Alternative to Walliser Kanne which as well servces delicious Swiss food.
Fast food turkish kebab house where you can get something if you don't have time to go to another place. It is cheap and ok food.
Istanbul Kebap House
85 Güterstrasse
Fast food turkish kebab house where you can get something if you don't have time to go to another place. It is cheap and ok food.
Essentials
Supermarket which is open until 9pm (except Sundays) there you need to go to the minimarket (as well coop) on the passage of the trainstation just next to it. Or cross the passage of the train station completely in order to get to the bigger coop next to McDonalds which is usually open until 10pm.
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Coop Supermarkt Basel Südpark
125 Güterstrasse
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Supermarket which is open until 9pm (except Sundays) there you need to go to the minimarket (as well coop) on the passage of the trainstation just next to it. Or cross the passage of the train station completely in order to get to the bigger coop next to McDonalds which is usually open until 10pm.
Electronics - in case you need anything go there - relatively cheap and you can find a big selection
Media Markt
115 Güterstrasse
Electronics - in case you need anything go there - relatively cheap and you can find a big selection
You can go to this location or go to the trainstation where you will find a couple of ATM's.
Basler Kantonalbank - Rosental
215 Schwarzwaldallee
You can go to this location or go to the trainstation where you will find a couple of ATM's.
our preferred dry cleaner in Basel called Näf Textilreinigung. Prices are more or less the same everywhere and they provide a good service.
Güterstrasse 186
186 Güterstrasse
our preferred dry cleaner in Basel called Näf Textilreinigung. Prices are more or less the same everywhere and they provide a good service.
Pharmacy. If you need to go later in the evening there is one at the trainstation on the other side of the tracks from the apartment location. Just ask the train personnel or people - they should know.
Coop Vitality Apotheke Basel Südpark
125 Güterstrasse
Pharmacy. If you need to go later in the evening there is one at the trainstation on the other side of the tracks from the apartment location. Just ask the train personnel or people - they should know.
The wellness place to be. It is a salt bath which is extremly relaxing and worth every cent spent. You can get there by train (Please buy a ticket as the tourist card of Basel doesnt go that far). It is as well open in the evenings and as well perfect for couples. You can find a great variety of baths, saunas and steam baths and if you like you can book a massage with professional therapeuts.
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Wellness-Welt sole uno
31 Roberstenstrasse
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The wellness place to be. It is a salt bath which is extremly relaxing and worth every cent spent. You can get there by train (Please buy a ticket as the tourist card of Basel doesnt go that far). It is as well open in the evenings and as well perfect for couples. You can find a great variety of baths, saunas and steam baths and if you like you can book a massage with professional therapeuts.