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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%History Buffs
- 51%Green Travelers
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- BaselMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Oct 28, 2013
I really enjoyed spending a few days in Basel. It's a charming little city on the River, with a relatively conservative in fashion (think loads of Birkenstocks) yet creative in art population. The Elisabethenkirche is an interesting church which is pretty much non-religious and hosts all sort of performances, while there are also some great art museums and the opera. Early Music (baroque and medieval) is also a specialty in Basel because of one of the world's leading conservatories for its performance being located here. Food is a little expensive, as is coffee, but the city is easy to navigate by tram or bike, and worth a visit.
- BaselMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 14, 2013
Loved Basel. Great location with excellent transportation to almost anywhere in Switzerland. The city has a very efficient tram system and you get a free pass if you are staying at one of the hotels. Food was expensive but we found reasonable prices at the supermarket eateries.
- BaselNov 24, 2012
Basel is one of my favorite Swiss visits. Located at the corner with France and Germany, Basel is still very Swiss with tons of local touches.
The river of course seems to be at the center of things. While I was there during the Fall, I just want to go back to the "float down the river" during the summer.
Nonetheless, if you end up in Basel during the fall don't miss the Fall Fair and sample the spiced bread "Magenbrot" and other fun local treats.
Everyone rides a bike in Basel and all in all the city is really walkable, with tons of good restaurants, things to do, and fun lively atmosphere.
- BaselJul 04, 2012
Basel is a gorgeous city. It is one of Switzerland's main cultural centers. The city is comprised of many theaters and museums. Two can't miss places in Basel are the Kunstmuseum and the Puppenhausmuseum. The Puppenhausmuseum claims to have the world's largest collection of teddy bears. Furthermore their is the famous Basel theater that was named "Opera House of the Year" in 2009 and 2010.
- BaselJul 04, 2012
Great place to immerse yourself in everyday Europe with a less-hurried pace. If you like art museums, you'll love it here, especially the outdoor Jean Tinguely sculpture parks. Not so many tourists around, but all the creature comforts of a European city. Also, if you time your train trip right, you'll get some stunning Alps scenery between Basel and Italy.