Iselin, Gotthelf and 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. But there are other popular excursion destinations here, too, such as the Bachgraben recreational area, which features an outdoor pool and a mini-golf course.