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Great things to do in Basel

 The Best Places to visit in Basel

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Zoo Basel is, with over 1.7 million visitors per year, the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the second most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.

Established in 1874, Zoo Basel is the oldest zoo in Switzerland and, by number of animals, the largest. Through its history, Zoo Basel has had several breeding successes, such as the first worldwide Indian rhinoceros birth and Greater flamingo hatch in a zoo. These and other achievements led Forbes Travel to rank Zoo Basel as one of the fifteen best zoos in the world in 2008.

Despite its international fame, Basel’s population remains attached to Zoo Basel, which is entirely surrounded by the city of Basel. Evidence of this is the millions of donations money each year, as well as Zoo Basel’s unofficial name: locals lovingly call “their” zoo “Zolli” by which is it known throughout Basel and most of Switzerland.

Museums

The Basel museums cover a broad and diverse spectrum of collections with a marked concentration in the fine arts. They house numerous holdings of international significance. The over three dozen institutions yield an extraordinarily high density of museums compared to other cities of similar size and draw over one million visitors annually.

Constituting an essential component of Basel culture and cultural policy, the museums are the result of closely interwoven private and public collecting activities and promotion of arts and culture going back to the 16th century. The public museum collection was first created back in 1661 and represents the oldest public collection in continuous existence. Since the late 1980s, various private collections have been made accessible to the public in new purpose-built structures that have been recognized as acclaimed examples of avant-garde museum architecture.

 

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Local groups and associations

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Social groups, sports clubs and assoc.

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Basel Book club                                  (monthly book discussions)

Basel Bridge club                A fun social Bridge club for beginners to experienced players

Basel Children’s trust    (A great support group for young families and Families to be) 

Basel Connect                                     (A Cultural social group) 

Basel Cub scouts   ( Based at the ISB in Aesch. A friendly fun activity group for young boys).

Basel Dragon boat club                      (Free to try)

Basel Dragons running club              (Free to try)

Basel Badgers Mountain bike club  (Experianced mountain bike club)

Basel Flouncers                 an expat discussion group on facebook

Basel Hash House Harriers               (drinking, running, social group)

Basel International Girl Guides ( Based at the ISB in Aesch. A friendly fun activity group for young girls).

BASS Basel area sports and social club      (Free to Join)

Basel ski and snow boarding group            (Free to Join)

Basel spouse meet up group                       (Free to Join)

Basel wine tasting group                               (Free to Join)

Centre point                                      (Ex-pats meeting and support centre)

Family active                       (A family events meet up group for sports minded families)

Java user group Basel                               (Free to Join)

IWi Basel                                  International womens institute, A place for women in Basel, Switzerland and the surrounding areas to make new friends

La Leche league Basel            (breast feedingsupport group in Basel)

Les Arts Sceniques                        Basel acting school for kids 7 to 11 who have groups in English

Nights out in Basel group                          (Free to Join)

Basel and Zurich Music makers               (Free to Join)

Rock climbing group Basel

Semi circle                                         (Basels Theatre and Drama group)

Texas hold Em group Basel             (Weekly meetings in Basel)

The American women’s group 

Toastmasters of Basel                     (Multilingual speaking group)

Webilea web events group Basel                (Free to Join)

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Welcome

This site is for the English speaking residents and visitors to Basel to give you up to date information about what’s happening in Basel for everyone on Restaurants, take aways to nights out for the family as well as where to go to entertain the kids on a weekend.

.Day trips out of Basel are also good to know so the 40 great things to do in Switzerland gives you links to different places for day trips. There are links to not only Summer places to go, but a great Skiing website that give you loads of info about where to go, how far away and what available at the resorts. This website is also to help people thinking about coming for Weekend breaks to the city.

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About Basel

Basel is made up of 2 seperate cantons. Basel Stadt and Basel land. Together it has a population of 450,064 people with 23% of them (103,789) been foreign nationals or Ex-pats as they are warmly known. Basel Stadt has 48,719 and Basel Land 55,079 Expats living in these regions. Its estimated that there is over 200,000 people in Basel speaks English as either a first, second or third language.

It also has a very diverse mixture of foreign nationals who are catered for by a large amount of clubs and organisations dedicated to helping everyone feel at home from English speaking new Mums groups, to running and Dragon boat clubs, many social groups organise nights out and day trips around the country. The problem is finding out about these clubs is not so easy as many different sites have different limited information. This is where we can help!

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