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Old 10.06.2020, 20:56
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Re: New balls please

To be fair, there aren't really any genuinely dodgy areas in Basel, at least not from a London or Paris or Moscow or any large US city perspective.
Or indeed compared with any large town in the UK, not just the big cities, especially on a Saturday night.

But the Voltaplatz area is soulless and largely desolate at night—most of it is very new with concrete apartment blocks built in the last ten years and very few shops, bars or restaurants. It's not unsafe, though.
It was a lot worse before they started the long long process of ripping up the whole area and relaying roads and tram tracks from scratch. Not quite sure wht it took quite so many years to complete it. Then again, not being a Novartis person I rarely needed to go up that way anyway.