Basel is characterised by the Rhine and is divided into two districts, Kleinbasel and Grossbasel.
The Rhine is so clean that it has already established itself as a bathing place for a few years and the annual Rhine swimming in summer inspires thousands.
We live in lower Kleinbasel in a typical workers’ quarter. But the city is subject to a strong change and especially here in Kleinbasel a fascinating urbanity blossoms. Countless restaurants, cafes and bars invite you to linger. www.basel-restaurants.ch
As venues in Kleinbasel, the Kaserne, dasParterre, Volkshaus, Das Schiff and Werkraum Warteck offer a varied and interesting cultural programme. Event references find you on www.programmzeitung.ch. In the union www.union-basel.ch directly around the corner, food, music, theatre and dance from different cultures are announced. A market with regional products takes place every Saturday on Matthäusplatz, very close to us.
From the Rhine harbour with the border triangle to the Black Forest bridge with the Tinguely Museum www.museenbasel.ch, the Rhine promenade on Kleinbasel’s side is varied and full of surprises. We are a few steps away with our house and look forward to the new design of the Rhine bank. This has developed into a popular place to stay with a buvette and bathing area.
The Rhine ferries are a popular attraction, which connect the two districts. The four ferries are probably the most environmentally friendly means of public transport because they are driven only by the Rhine flow.
In the immediate vicinity is the Messeplatz with its striking Messeturm. At the top of the tower, you can enjoy a fascinating view over Basel from the Bar Rouge.