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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Fancy museum from THE chairs manufacturer of the world. Great architecture!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Famous art gallery in Basel. Showing lots of interesting and different collections from world famous artists. 20% off the entrance fee with your guest pass.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Tram Station
“Central station with connection to France, Germany and the rest of Switzerland”
  • 37 locals recommend
Zoo
“Basel residents affectionately call it Zolli. Perfect for a family day. Tram 10 will take you to its doors in 28 mins. Binningerstrasse 40, Basel”
  • 30 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“Finn, Björk and Ursina are three brown bears that have been leaving in this park along the bank of Aare river since 2009. You will see them playing, climbing, catching fish or just relaxing and rolling in the grass.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Mountain
“The Pilatus - «2132 possibilities» over sea: hiking, climbing, biking, concerts, enjoyment, stories ... waiting to be discovered. From guests from Switzerland and abroad”
  • 37 locals recommend
Plaza
“Basel Messe - Venue of all important trade shows. You can get there by tram 2 from Kunstmuseum or 14, 15 from Aeschenplatz.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“With an amazing view of Bern, have lunch or dinner while you tour Bern or just stop for a drink and enjoy the city from above!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Museum
“The Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne is a versatile transport and communication museum and the most visited museum in Switzerland. There is also a planetarium and an I max cinema inside.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Lucerne Culture and Convention Center is a multifunctional building in Lucerne with a concert hall, which is prized for its high-quality acoustics, built according to the plans of the architect Jean Nouvel.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Bespoke cocktails and small bites plus sweeping rooftop views. Great bar with views by day, one of Basel's more elegant clubs by night.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Church
“The Basel Minster, one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel, adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles. Perfect view of the River Reihn. 20 mins by tram (10) from the appartment. Munsterplatz 9, Basel”
  • 41 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique because it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world's oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city's symbol and as one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“On the west side of Interlaken is Lake Thun, a long, narrow lake surrounded by mountains. The best way to explore the lake is on one of the cruise boats that operate from Interlaken year-round or in the summer on the beautifully restored historic paddle steamer. At the western end of the lake, you can stop in Thun with its medieval Old Town and lakeside castle with a striking keep that overlooks the lake. It was built in 1191 and enlarged in 1492, and today houses a historical museum with 14th-century arms and armor, tapestries, furniture, and prehistoric and Roman artifacts. Other castles and several Romanesque churches are in villages that dot the shore of Lake Thun. Schloss Shadau, easy to spot right on the water, is a smaller replica of Chateau Azay-le-Rideau, on the Loire in France.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum Tinguely is an art museum in Basel, that contains a permanent exhibition of the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. Located in the Solitudepark by the Rhine, the museum was designed by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta. Paul Sacher Anlage 2, Basel”
  • 45 locals recommend
Nature
“for a nice walk along the river Aare - if you walk against the current you will end up in wonderful nature... If you walk with the current you'll arrive at the "Bärengraben" (yes, Bern has bears).”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Park
“With an amazing view of Bern, have lunch or dinner while you tour Bern or just stop for a drink and enjoy the city from above!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice and authentic swiss food, also for vegetarians. With its own beer brewerie ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“This is a bar with high-quality cocktails (even bartenders go there for a drink on their nights off). Also, the ambience is very nice - the entire place is like a hangar with an industrial vibe, the ceilings are super high and there is plenty of couches.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favourite restaurants in Basel – not only because it is literally across the street. Perfect for a nice dinner somewhere between comfort food and fine dining. Reservations are recommended, but not always necessary. And sometimes there are two seats left at the bar. If you feel adventurous try the «Menu Surprise» with 3 - 5 courses which is always really nice (Unfortunately you can only order it for 2 persons or more, without any special dietary needs or wishes, vegetarian included. But the menu is diverse enough to suit these needs too.) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Like Asian? This is the place to go. In the evenings make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looking for something a bit special...? Check out this chic Bar & Restaurant beneath the Kornhaus with it's high, vaulted ceilings. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bei zauberhaftem, urchigem Hüttenambiente mit vielfältigen inszenierten Geschichten rund um den Lawinenhund Barry, finden Sie Schweizer internationale Gerichte. Oder geniessen Sie einfach ein gutes Glas Wein in der Lounge! Enjoy Swiss and international dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Find staged histories over the famous avalanche dog Barry. Or just enjoy a good glass of wine at the Lounge!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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