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I walked a different way to Rhine, crossed to Altstadt, a disappointing Old Town. Discovered I missed the best parts of the town. Did take a pic of the Munster Cathedral. Trip wore me out. After wobbling with cane in hand for about 3 kilometers,...More
Basel Altstadt is the nicest city in Switzerland! Specially the surroundings of the Münster and the view over the Rhine
Is just amazing! Lots of old well renovated buildings. Many nice Restaurants and coffee shops! Take time to visit some of the so many museums!
We wandered aimlessly through the old town of Basel.
The myriad historic buildings are breathtaking and the interpretation is helpful.
The old city has many museums covering art, culture and history appealing wide. The eateries are numerous with many outdoor options.
There a lots of...More
Charming old town with a mix of the old and new. Cater at least a day to explore the town properly without haste. Wonder the alleys, go into its numerous shops and admire the architecture of the town hall and Basel Munster. The old town...More
Basel is a really nice example of a city which has kept many of its old buildings and layouts, which becoming a modern city for people to live in, shop in, and visit. Not a "Disney" city, but a real live working city which has...More
Have been there, after I have visited almost all Swiss old town before Basel. In comparison to the other cities and towns, I was not impressed at all. Maybe because of the traffic going through, with too many trams and buses passing by the old...More
We visited Basel as a final stop on our Rhine river cruise. Be prepared, yes, it's pricey in Switzerland, but worth it. We spent our last day walking around the old part of the city. What a treat to see this historical part of the...More
Before you write off Basel you really need to do this tour which shows you a completely different side of Basel compared to all the chemical and pharmaceutical operations in the city. I am not certain that this is the tour I took as it...More
Although Switzerland is very expensive, many things make it worth visiting. Basel is one of them. It is important to appreciate the history of the place. The cathedral, although not huge and towering, is very old, with many monuments dated to the 900's. The old...More
Response from yWayfarer | Reviewed this property |
Euros are fine most places in Switzerland including Basel. The fare depends on the distance you travel starts at just over 2€ or SFR. You might consider a day ticket. Fares paid at machines at stops, not always a fare box... More
Euros are fine most places in Switzerland including Basel. The fare depends on the distance you travel starts at just over 2€ or SFR. You might consider a day ticket. Fares paid at machines at stops, not always a fare box in the tram. Fare calculated from starting point to your end point. If buy single ticket or multifare ticket, must validate at stop or as soon as get on tram. There are spot fare inspectors - fined on the spot & it's very expensive. Board through any door.
Response from Panasonic99 | Reviewed this property |
It depend where you arrive in Basel. From the Airport you'll find a bus every 20 Minutes to the railway main station Basel SBB. From where you have a tram connection to the embarkation point of the cruiser. Or you take a... More
It depend where you arrive in Basel. From the Airport you'll find a bus every 20 Minutes to the railway main station Basel SBB. From where you have a tram connection to the embarkation point of the cruiser. Or you take a taxi from the airport direct to this point. Taxis are very expensiv in Basel if you don't take Uber. After boarding you can walk direct to the old town in five minutes. Mostly of the old town is a pedestrian area. Go to the Mittlere Brücke and you'll have the hole old town on both sides of the Rhine river. Take the left bank, visit the market place with its Rathaus (have a look into its court-yard) and then go westwards into the old small lanes (Spalenberg) witch has some old restaurants, pups, bars and shops. Very special is the Andreasplatz, small and cosy with an old wood bakery a tea room a glass boutique and the famous Hasenburg an old carnival restaurant. You'll find a city map everywhere in all hotels, kiosk, main stations etc.. The local people are friendly and helpful and almost everybody speaks English.