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My name is Anna, and I am a teacher. I love living in Basel because it combines all the good sides of living in a medium-sized city, with unexpected and sometimes even overwhelming cultural richness - only to be found in the very heart of Europe!
You have to go to
Baseler Münster (Basel Cathedral). Check out the best view from the terrace overlooking the Rhine behind it, Don't be shy to enter the quiet yards attached to the Cathedral and enjoy events happening (hopefully) at Münsterplatz in front of it. From there continue exploring Old Town or cross the river by ferry to Kleinbasel.
Here's one fun activity you can do
Go swimming down the Rhine! If you want to do it 'Baseler style', put your clothes into a special 'fish bag', roll it up and then jump into the river. The water can be cool, but you'll warm up in the sun while sunbathing on the riverbank.
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
For not only architecture and design lovers, Vitra Campus is the place to go. Enjoy stunning modern architecture, take a seat on the famous Vitra chairs, learn something new in the Vitra Design Museum and have fun going down the amazing Vitra Slide!
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Visit Alte Markthalle at lunchtime, with all its food stands and little restaurants. For sure you'll find something matching your taste. For dessert try the best ice-cream in town, just right from the main entrance of the Markthalle. Enjoy looking up at the stunning dome above your head, too. For traditional Swiss meals, you can find some restaurants in the city centre.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. In the morning, have a walk through the Old Town and go see the University Botanical Garden (near Spalentor, free entry). Enter the tropical house to search for singing birds and little animals, as well as the Victorian greenhouse with a beautiful pond inside.
2. Later, visit one of the great museums: Vitra Campus (architecture), Fondation Beyeler (Fine Arts) or Museum Tinguely (more playful art that engages your senses). If you're into music, you shouldn't miss the Music Museum.
3. Take a long walk along the river and watch the sunset at the Three Lands Corner (Dreilandereck), 4. In the evening, go to a concert in one of the alternative bars on Uferstrasse, or head to Kaserne for cultural events and the most popular bars.
My extra insider tip for you is
If you're into street art and alternative culture, visit Uferstrasse and the post-industrial areas of Klybeck. For those who prefer hiking in nature and like visiting medieval castles, take a tram to Fluh, Dornach or Muttenz and explore ruins hidden in the hills around Basel.
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