Our Favorite Local Spots:
Der Teufelhof Basel: I highly recommend this hotel for its facilities, its customer services, its location, its rooms, and its location. Oh wait, did I say location? Prices range from approximately $143-$280 USD per night, including breakfast.
Autumn Festival: This fair dates back more than 540 years and typically starts on the Saturday before October 30th, lasting two weeks. It spreads over seven of Basel’s main squares and offers entertaining to last for days, and for all ages. Enjoy a cup of gluhwein, while you’re at it.
Mr. Pickwick’s Pub: We enjoyed ourselves at this English pub. It had a good beer selection and was in a great location. If you’re a football fan, this would be a great place for some pub food and a couple drinks.
Braunermutz: Tasty restaurant near Munsterplatz serving traditional Swiss and German food. Generous portions.
Rhine River: Spend some time walking along the river and admiring Basel’s picturesque cityscape. There is plenty of room to sit and eat along the river as well.
Munsterplatz: This is a neat area with a plethora of restaurants and pubs nearby. Basel Munster itself is quite beautiful and worth checking out.
Nightlife area: We enjoyed our time on a street called Steinenvorstadt. This is where Mr. Pickwick’s pub was. Full of outdoor/indoor seating, shops, restaurants, and pubs; however, Basel is also known for its clubs and bars if you are looking for a late night out. These are spread out over the city. Refer to TripAdvisor for up-to-date recommendations and information.
Basel Zoo: Established in 1874, this zoo is comprehensive and will not disappoint a fellow animal lover.