"Basel my Favourite" Basel Favorite Tip by Ritchie_Lionheart

Basel General: 38 reviews and 61 photos

Favorite thing: Most of the people just travel THROUGH Basel and very few stay IN Basel. But in my point of view, it is the most pleasant of all larger Swiss cities (Basel is No.3 in population after Zurich and Geneva).
Eating and drinking: Restaurants in Basel are generally TOO expensive: A coffee for CHF 4.00 (or USD 3.50), or two dl of red table wine at CHF 9.00 is a rip-pff, so look around, there are the more honest places. You can also take tram No.6 in 20 mins to Riehen Grenze, and cross the border into the town of Loerrach / Germany with its surrounding wine country and Black Forest hills.
And don't miss a Rhine cruise to Rheinfelden, a 2-hour trip to this historic city, left of the rRhine in Switzerland, the right in Germany.
Basel also has a very pretty old town and many museums that are worth a visit on rainy days.

Fondest memory: The Carneval in February, a Rhine cruis in summer

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 15, 2005
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