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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.
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
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
Church
“The Basel Minster, one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel, adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles. Perfect view of the River Reihn. 20 mins by tram (10) from the appartment. Munsterplatz 9, Basel”
  • 41 locals recommend
Route
“The main cathedral in Basel based in a beautiful square with lovely views over the town and river.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum Tinguely is an art museum in Basel, that contains a permanent exhibition of the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. Located in the Solitudepark by the Rhine, the museum was designed by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta. Paul Sacher Anlage 2, Basel”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Arguably the best coffee place in Basel. Sometimes the service is a bit snobby. Gets crowded on weekends.”
  • 37 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
Bus Station
“Big park, right behind our building. Nice, if you want to take a break from the city.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The old military barracks just in front of our flat, now house a series of events all through the year and a lively gastro scene. Of course, the café/bar along the Rhine is must in the sunny summer evenings.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Like Asian? This is the place to go. In the evenings make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“As local as it gets: a mirror of the products of our terroir and the cycle of the seasons.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“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
Park
“Need a walk surrounded by nature? You'll find what you need here - it's close, beautiful and big enough for a good walk or jog.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“Quickest way to explore the swiss culture. Take a tour through the oldtown or swim in the Rhein. It pays off! 35 minutes by train.”
  • 19 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
Ice Cream Shop
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“It is a unique cozy place with local homemade food.Definitely would recommend to drink coffee there and maybe treat yourself to a quiché or some delicious cake or waffles with ice cream (they are famous for the best ice cream in town). They are also vegan-friendly.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“Like Asian? This is the place to go. In the evenings make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“As local as it gets: a mirror of the products of our terroir and the cycle of the seasons.”
  • 30 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
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
“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
Restaurant
“Also a small and cozy café, I'd also definitely recommend. They mostly speak French (but of course also English and German) there, so it is one of the places around here, where you really realize how close this district to other countries is.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“American Cuisine, good quality Hamburgers also one dish with vegetables which was extremely delicious last time I had it!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food Court
“It is a big hall with lots of separate stands with (street-) food from all over the world. You can even eat deep-friend grass-hoppers and worms there.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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