Districts of Basel
Anyone who moves around Basel’s various districts will soon find it to be a city of many faces. From idyllic residential neighbourhoods to picturesque alleys in the old town and to urban settings reminiscent of big cities like Hamburg or Berlin – you’ll find all these and much more. Let yourself be inspired by what awaits you in Basel’s diverse districts.
1 Grossbasel city centre & St. Alban
Not surprisingly, Basel’s old town contains nearly all the sights that are generally connected with Basel. And yet this district offers much more: world-class museums, shopping delights for individualists of every kind, traditional pubs and new favourites, and a spot – the St. Alban-Tal, also known as the “Little Venice” of Basel – that melts the heart of every romantic.Mehr erfahren »
2 Gundeldingen, Bruderholz & Dreispitz
Basel’s southern districts are notable for its diversity: discover magnificent villas in the Bruderholz quarter, the “Gundeli” (Gundeldingen), a melting pot of cultures, and the gritty industrial charm of Dreispitz – one of Basel's fastest-developing districts.Mehr erfahren »
3 Iselin, Gotthelf & Bachletten
The western part of Basel is very popular as a residential area. But the reason why so many visitors also end up here is because it’s home to Basel Zoo. If you sit outside one of the district's cafés or restaurants, the background noises might even make you feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported to Africa.Mehr erfahren »
4 St. Johann
As a former workers’ quarter, St. Johann has always been a place where a wide variety of cultures come together. This tradition has continued in recent years – thanks to the Novartis Campus, which is gradually developing into a “city in the city”.Mehr erfahren »
5 Matthäus, Klybeck & Kleinhüningen
A whiff of the sea: the port of Basel is more than just the place where three countries come together; here you can actually feel the wanderlust. This is partly because of the ships that arrive and depart here and set you thinking about the big wide world, but also because of the port’s industrial ambience, which has a special charm of its own.Mehr erfahren »
Kleinbasel is a good example of the way public perception can change. What used to be referred to disparagingly as “das mindere Basel” (“Basel minor”) is today a very popular district.Mehr erfahren »
7 Basel Nord & Riehen
Riehen has already had the honour of being named the Swiss municipality with the highest quality of life. The award was no coincidence: Riehen attracts attention with its large amount of green space and a very attractive city centre. The town is also a cultural hotspot as the home of the famous Fondation Beyeler.Mehr erfahren »
It doesn't really matter when you come to Basel: there are unique events here all year round. However, to make sure you know what's on and when, here is an overview of the top events.