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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tram Station
“Central station with connection to France, Germany and the rest of Switzerland”
  • 37 locals recommend
Plaza
“Basel Messe - Venue of all important trade shows. You can get there by tram 2 from Kunstmuseum or 14, 15 from Aeschenplatz.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Church
“Biggest church in Basel, you can climb the towers for a fee and get a good view over Basel.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Zoo
“Beautiful park with Lions, Elephant, crocodile, kangaroo, birds, aquatic animals, fantastic for children...”
  • 29 locals recommend
Route
“The main cathedral in Basel based in a beautiful square with lovely views over the town and river.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Bespoke cocktails and small bites plus sweeping rooftop views. Great bar with views by day, one of Basel's more elegant clubs by night.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“From prestigious luxury brands in fashion and jewelry to libraries, coffee shops and restaurants -along the Freie Strasse you'll be able to find whatever your shopping-heart desires!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Plaza
“The city hall of Basel right at Market Square is a beautifully preserved building from the Middle Ages and had to be re-build after the earthquake from 1356.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum Tinguely is an art museum in Basel, Switzerland that contains a permanent exhibition of the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland, and is listed as a heritage site of national significance. Key works from the 19th century include the Impressionists represented by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne as well as the paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Switzerland’s Arnold Böcklin and Ferdinand Hodler. In the 20th century, the focus is on works of Cubism with Picasso, Braque and Juan Gris. Expressionism is represented by such figures as Edvard Munch, Franz Marc, Oskar Kokoschka and Emil Nolde. The collection also includes works from Constructivism, Dadaism and Surrealism and American art since 1950. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Playground
“One of Basel's largest parks, Kannenfelpark is a great place to run a few laps or just sit down and enjoy the day”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Arguably the best coffee place in Basel. Sometimes the service is a bit snobby. Gets crowded on weekends.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Stadium
“fcb.ch / St. Jakob Park is a Swiss sports stadium in Basel. It is the largest football venue in Switzerland and home to FC Basel. "Joggeli" it is called by the locals. Tipp: Visit a soccer game of the best soccer team in Switzerland, FC Basel. The fans give it a great atmosphere through their chants.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is a bar with high-quality cocktails (even bartenders go there for a drink on their nights off). Also, the ambience is very nice - the entire place is like a hangar with an industrial vibe, the ceilings are super high and there is plenty of couches.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“A unique and interesting museum, even if you're not very into art. Jean Tinguely makes installations, which you can see all over Basel (one is right in front of the Basel Theatre).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of our favourite restaurants in Basel – not only because it is literally across the street. Perfect for a nice dinner somewhere between comfort food and fine dining. Reservations are recommended, but not always necessary. And sometimes there are two seats left at the bar. If you feel adventurous try the «Menu Surprise» with 3 - 5 courses which is always really nice (Unfortunately you can only order it for 2 persons or more, without any special dietary needs or wishes, vegetarian included. But the menu is diverse enough to suit these needs too.) ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“This is a bar with high-quality cocktails (even bartenders go there for a drink on their nights off). Also, the ambience is very nice - the entire place is like a hangar with an industrial vibe, the ceilings are super high and there is plenty of couches.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favourite restaurants in Basel – not only because it is literally across the street. Perfect for a nice dinner somewhere between comfort food and fine dining. Reservations are recommended, but not always necessary. And sometimes there are two seats left at the bar. If you feel adventurous try the «Menu Surprise» with 3 - 5 courses which is always really nice (Unfortunately you can only order it for 2 persons or more, without any special dietary needs or wishes, vegetarian included. But the menu is diverse enough to suit these needs too.) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“This is one of my favorite places to eat. They have a buffet with all kinds of exotic and local high-quality food. It can also quite pricey but it's definitely worth it! Also very vegan-friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 32 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Like Asian? This is the place to go. In the evenings make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gym
“Place to enjoy thai cuisine. You can also find there indian and japanese dishes, but all of them have thai flavour.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the point where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. Three country point...”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's one of the most popular bars in Basel. You should definitely pay a visit. Also with a smoking room for our smoker fellows.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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