Basel ambassadors

Our selected Basel ambassadors not only feel connected to our city, they also regularly post their love for it on Instagram. With their professional images they know how to impress their community time and again.

Do you love our lively city of contrasts too, are you on Instagram and do you regularly post pictures of Basel? If so, use our hashtag #thisisbasel and tag us using @baselswitzerland. With a little luck you could also soon appear here.

Alex

Favourite Insta hotspot
“I simply love strolling around Basel with my camera and being inspired by the city. My path often takes me to the banks of the Rhine.”  

Why I love Basel
“Basel is a vibrant city. The Rhine promenade and the parks are popular with people who enjoy spending their free time outdoors in all seasons. It is a small city that is easy to find your way around, with all the benefits of a metropolis. Basel is both modern and traditional. The architecture of its many old buildings creates a wonderful urbanscape.”

@streetmouseeye

Andy

Favourite Insta hotspot
“It’s hard to pick my favourite Insta hotspot, as there are so many of them. But I particularly like the Kleinbasel riverbank of the Rhine!” 

Why I love Basel
“For me, Basel is “one city, one love”! It’s small but still has an urban feel.”

@baselswizzler

Anica

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite photo spot is the Mittlere Brücke on the Rhine.”

Why I love Basel
“When I moved to Basel many years ago, I immediately fell in love with the city’s unique charm and beauty. It quickly became my second home town.”

@relic_anica

Bojan

Favourite Insta hotspot
“The Rhine with its view of the sunset is my favourite insta-hotspot.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel because the city has a perfect size, everything is accessible on foot.”

@bojan_seiler

Christian

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite Insta hotspot in Basel at any time of the day is the cathedral with views of the Rhine!”

Why I love Basel
“What I love about Basel is its traditional events and beautiful old town! I was also born and grew up here.”

@ursprung

David

Favourite Insta hotspot
“Basel has a number of interesting places that are lucrative hotspots for me. These include the areas around Marktplatz and the SBB railway station area, and the skies above the Rhine. I’ve become a passionate drone pilot, so a lot of my favourite places are in the air.”

Why I love Basel
“I was born in Basel, so I've been closely connected with the city for decades. Basel has something for everyone – residents and visitors alike – many cultural events, for example. No other European city offers so many museums in one place. Basel is also one of Switzerland’s architectural meccas, which has a positive influence on daily life here. Other things that I believe have a positive impact on our city include FC Basel, a well-known name in European football, and the Basel Fasnacht carnival.”

@w8asecondpls

Frederic

Favourite Insta hotspot
“There are a lot of great places in Basel. My favourites are the St. Alban-Tor gate and the old city walls in the «Dalbeloch», Kleinhüningen with the Three Countries Bridge, Heuberg with its narrow lanes, and of course the cathedral in the heart of Basel.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel, it has plenty to offer any time of the year. The unique Basel Fasnacht carnival to mark the end of winter, all the beautiful city parks in springtime, a cool dip in the Rhine in summer, and the Kleinbasel banks of the Rhine in autumn with a view of the cathedral. Basel can also keep up with other large cities when it comes to food, culture, architecture and football.”

@fredo_76

Janine

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite hotspot is definitely the Rhine promenade. It’s always really beautiful, whatever the weather and season. The blossoming magnolia trees outside the Pauluskirche in spring are a really wonderful sight.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel because of the beautiful Old Town with its picturesque alleyways and romantic buildings. And, of course, I love the city because it’s my home – it’s where I grew up.”

@jnintheworld_

Jens

Favourite Insta hotspot
“Usually it’s the weather or a spontaneous idea that provides the image for my next photo. But I’m often drawn to the Rhine. The reflections on the water in the evening with the atmospheric city lights in the background – I always find that fascinating!”

Why I love Basel
“Basel is lively and exciting, but it's also peaceful, highly innovative, yet steeped in tradition. A cultural mosaic, but still typically Swiss. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll never want to leave!”

@jens.mirwald

Magdalena

Favourite Insta hotspot
“I love Basel because it’s so quaint with its cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. And because it's the cultural heart of Switzerland it’s never boring here.”

Why I love Basel
“The Unterer Rheinweg, with the blue Rhine and breathtaking view of Grossbasel is my favourit Insta hotspot. You can take the best pictures here at sunset.”

@girlinbasel

Nathalie

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite places in Basel are the Basel Rhine promenade and the Kleinbasler Old Town.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel because I grew up in this city. I like the diverse and ever-changing architecture the most. On the one hand, there is the old town of Basel with its wonderfully charming houses, as well as the modern architecture, which you can see from the Rhine promenade.”

@nathigrafie

Pascal

Favourite Insta hotspot
“Of course I could recommend a walk along the banks of the Rhine during the golden hour to all visitors looking for an Insta hotspot in Basel – but that would definitely be too easy! Rather, I would encourage them to take the time to find their very own Insta spot in one of the countless and incredibly charming alleys of the Old Town.”

Why I love Basel
“Basel benefits from a unique balance: on the one hand, Basel is small enough to enable visitors to make a huge variety of discoveries in a very short time (e.g. during a weekend trip); on the other hand, thanks to the wide range of offers and the great diversity, there is enough to see during longer stays too – you could say that Basel is the ideal size.”

@pascal_feig_photography

Raphael

Favourite Insta hotspot
“At sunrise my favourite Insta hotspot is somewhere along the Rhine between the Wettstein and Johanniter bridges.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel because I was born here and grew up here, and therefore have a lot of memories of every location.”

@aluarts

Regina

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite Insta hotspot is the area around the Basel Cathedral (Münster), which I pass every day on my way to work. I also love Leonhardskirchplatz with its view of the Old Town. Taking a stroll afterwards through the alleys in the Old Town is always a highlight for me.”

Why I love Basel
“My love of this city is probably innate. I love Basel and its dialect and am fascinated by its old traditions such as the ‘Vogel Gryff’ ferry and the Carnival in Basel. I love the Old Town, its city gates as well as the Rhine. And of course FC Basel is very close to my heart.”

@reginhoffmann

Sebastian

Favourite Insta hotspot
“Thanks to my photography I get to know my Basel again and over again. But my favorite spot is definitely the beautiful St. Paul's Church, whose flower meadow is especially beautiful in spring. And not to mention the Rhine river. In summer the sun sets close to the cathedral. A guarantee for great pictures!”

Why I love Basel
“I love the versatility of Basel. From good football, art, and culture to traditional buildings - you can find everything here. My personal favorite: to let myself be carried along in the Rhine in the summer months with a waddle fish.”

@sebastianklehn.photos

Steve

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite Insta hotspot is easy – the Rhine!”

Why I love Basel
“Basel’s in my blood. I grew up here and feel at home. Photography allows me to share my love of the city with others.”

@stevemartyphotography

Tobias

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite Insta hotspot is on Oberer Rheinweg with a view of the cathedral. I also really like the old town around Spalenberg and Heuberg.”

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel, because despite its small size it is still very diverse and varied with a good mix of old and modern architecture.”

@tob_mue

Zagi

Favourite Insta hotspot
“My favourite insta hotspot in Basel is Basel's Old Town with all the sweet houses, alleyways and shops – simply beautiful all year round. My all-time favorite is the view from the Gemsberg onto the beautiful Gems fountain.»

Why I love Basel
“I love Basel because there's always something new to discover. Although I was born here, I always get to know the city from new angles...”

@thezgallery

#thisisbasel

Share your ❤️ of Basel with us. Tag your photos using #thisisbasel to get featured on our Instagram feed @baselswitzerland and at basel.com