Great place for a lovely brunch or lunch!
Have a delicious pain au chocolat here if you’re looking to enjoy the city’s French side.
Cool accessories by various popular brands.
A beautiful store, whose Scandinavian interior design will inspire you in your own home.
Cool, unique glasses and sunnies at a reasonable price.
An awesome selection of fashion for every occasion.
On Saturdays I like to scour the stalls of this delightful flea market.
Who doesn’t like ice cream? Especially when it’s this good.
From the bridge ‘Mittlere Rheinbrücke’ a boat takes you across the river and drops you off at a beautiful sunbathing spot.
My favourite summer hangout spot.
You can have a snack and a drink between dips in the river here.
Learn everything there is to know about the history of paper. Sometimes you even get the chance to make paper yourself.
A fun museum, whose exhibitions centre around the art of cartoons.
This stunning design museum is a little outside the city limits, but is well worth visiting.
Enjoy the incredible view over the river (and perhaps a sundowner) before heading to dinner.
Delicious food in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.
Have a beer on the waterfront.
Good drinks, good music – come here with friends.
A culture hub, known for its great concerts, plays and dance shows – check their website for their schedule.
An excellent bar all-round, from the cocktails – which are delicious – to the atmosphere – which is very homey.
An artsy place where you can do a variety of things: watch an art performance or a stand-up comedy show, or just have a few drinks.
You’ll feel right at home in this little bar.
You’ll love this if you like industrial style bars, clubs and rooftops – the venue is spectacular.
From indie concerts to rave parties – this club serves a colourful mix every weekend!
Hop on board and dance all night long!
It really is a wonderful cosmos of literature in here.
If you’re tired and hungry from taking in art all day, take a seat and enjoy a snack at Depot Deli.
My thoughts about Basel
The city’s love for culture is evident – we have forty museums, for example the recently opened Kunst Museum, Tinguely and several galleries. Apart from these, Basel offers so many intriguing locations and hidden places to explore. Several small traditional handcraft businesses have sprung up like mushrooms lately, such as coffee roasteries, leather tanners and beer breweries. This also inspires our nightlife, which is probably more unique than anywhere else in Switzerland. In Basel, we’re pretty in sync with the Rhein (which runs at a pace of ~5km/h), calm and steady.
Easy guitar chords by Zarek Silberschmied and cool RnB, Soul and Blues music by the local band ‘Who is Gina’.
It takes two to float down the Rhein… Well not really, but this is the most fun you can have with a date or your best friend.
Take a vacation into My life
As an event coordinator, I’m the person who makes sure your events end up as extraordinary experiences. For four years I’ve been living in Basel and I founded my own start-up, localholic, here. To me, localholic means interesting everyone around me in getting to know local products and people, thereby achieving a different, rewarding perspective of Basel. I absolutely love this city’s diversity and I want to share this passion with as many other people as possible, locals and tourists alike. This is best accomplished by cycling through town, going for a swim and having a chat over a traditional Basel beer.
Crossing the bridge from the Großbasel to the Kleinbasel district on my daily run along the river Rhein at sunrise.
Creative projects, unforgettable places and moments, lovely people.
Always looking for the next adventure, walking through Basel with ears and eyes open wide. The city and its inhabitants are very important to her. She gets inspired by innovative and new ideas. Creative projects give her wings. Carla is a doer and always goes for what she wants.
Friends, localholic, challenges, culinary, travel.
I love the illustration book ‘Sunday Sketching’ by Christoph Niemann. When drinking coffee I often leaf through the creative magazine ‘Flow’. I look for inspiration in ’IDEO’ (International Design and Innovation Consulting) or in the works author Elizabeth Gilbert.
I’m addicted to the shows ‘The Crown’, ‘Abstract’ and ‘Chef’s Table’.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, a Swiss designer and the founder of ‘Swiss Miss’.
Philippines, Mexico (especially Oaxaca), Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Galapagos, Hamburg, Portugal.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try!
Backpack and suitcase in one. 😉
I love being right in the centre of creative events, getting to know new people and finding new inspiration. I’m hooked on travelling to far away countries, where I always want to learn everything about the people, their values and their country, their culture and their cuisine.
a great gift!
© Andrina Stauffer