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Sights and Sounds and Food in Basel??

I intend to visit Basel this Saturday. Any recommendations on what to see and where to visit there? And also what good food can be found around there and what is a signature Basel souvenior??
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I intend to visit Basel this Saturday. Any recommendations on what to see and where to visit there? And also what good food can be found around there and what is a signature Basel souvenior??

What are you interested in seeing? There is so much to see and do in Basel during the day, it is really tough to simply pick and choose for someone else.

If you like enjoying "nature", I like the Basel Zoo, also, Lange Erlen is / has sort of a mini-zoo with mostly local wildlife, both provide some nice stroll with interesting view. If you prefer fewer caged animals, Grün 80 is also a nice stroll, more of a garden / green area with walking paths.

There are many many museums in Basel, so it should be pretty easy to "get your culture on"

Ueli and Unser are both local beers, one (or perhaps both?) of the brewing companies have a brewhouse with bar / restaurant attached. I'd say for someone visiting Basel particularly, this is something of a "must" - although as my hubby is a Basler (and non-drinker), I've not been. I HAVE been to Lolle König (literally, the tongue king) restaurant, there is a story behind the name and the placement of the restaurant I believe, so also definitely worth a visit.

If you're not adverse to going slightly further afield, rather than in Basel "proper", I was taken to Augusta Raurica when I visited prior to my move. I was quite impressed by the "living history" there.


Anyhow, just a few ideas to get you started, hopefully some of the others who get out and about more locally will have some other ideas. (My hubby and m-i-l tend to want to go away from Basel )
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