Basel Nightlife Tour, Basel

Basel is a city with a very busy and exciting nightlife. The selection of nightclubs, discos, strip bars and lounges is incredibly diverse and will satisfy individuals of any taste. Night spots inside the city are often crowded (locals and tourists alike), so make sure you arrive early and stay late!
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Basel Nightlife Tour Map

Guide Name: Basel Nightlife Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Basel (See other walking tours in Basel)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Cathy
Bird's Eye Jazz Club

1) Bird's Eye Jazz Club

Bird's Eye Jazz Club was founded in 1994 by Stephan Kurmann - bassist, manager and art leader. Consequently, this jazz club is always crowded by a large number of jazz enthusiasts looking to soak in a night of rich music. Bird's Eye features a wide selection from the genre, including contemporary jazz and jazz with African rhythms.
Rio Bar

2) Rio Bar

Rio Bar is one of the oldest locations of its kind in Basel. The night spot takes great pride in the preservation of the typical and traditional Swiss bar. The venue is populated by a large crowd which enjoys both drinking and socializing. Check out the pleasant atmosphere of Rio today.

3) Noohn

Noohn is a very popular lounge bar, located in the center of Basel. The interior of Noohn is designed in a modern style, with a very relaxing and smooth atmosphere.. Beside the lounge, Noohn also offers a sushi and wine bar. The wine card, alone, contains sixteen different types of wine and champagnes.

4) Atlantis

Atlantis is a splendid bar, restaurant and lounge. Since it was rebuilt in the autumn of 2007, Atlantis has become a very popular venue for Basel nightlife. The large summer terrace, along with the food and beverages clearly make Atlantis a prime venue in the very heart of the city.
Red Palace

5) Red Palace

Red Palace is one of the most stylish and hot nightclubs in Basel. It is one of the few places where smoking is allowed, and is thus appropriately titled, "Smokers' Club". The selection of drinks is very wide, including a plethora of beers, champagne and cognac. Red Palace also features a striptease act and private dances.

6) Kuppel

Kuppel offers a diverse lineup for its live concerts, parties and other entertaining activities. Kuppel also includes a large selection of music, ranging from reggae to oldies, rock to hip-hop. Last but not least, the club features numerous regional, national and international concerts.

Walking Tours in Basel, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Creating your own self-guided walk in Basel is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Basel Shopping

Basel Shopping

Basel, one of the most modern cities in Switzerland, is consequently also a top-notch shopping location. The city combines a great selection of the country's traditional products along with souvenirs and other memorabilia sure to please the tourists. So if you're looking for a fantastic new gift, what's to stop you from visiting one of the many outstanding shops in Basel?

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Basel's Right Bank

Basel's Right Bank

Unlike the other part of Basel sitting on the left bank of the Rhine, the city's right bank is dominated by old buildings and, as such, represents a great deal of interest to the history and architecture buffs, as well as those keen on medieval European heritage. If you're one of them, follow this walk and discover the sights of the right-bank part of Basel!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Basel Religious Edifices

Basel Religious Edifices

The churches of Basel are important cultural, religious and architectural elements of the city. The architecture is especially sacred, considering that despite most of the congregations being Catholic, the styles and design remain different. Some, for example, are constructed in a modern style, while others reflect the more ancient designs. Take a tour down the religious edifices of Basel today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

As previously examined in the first part of Basel's famous museums, visitors were able to experience the fantastic history, culture and heritage of this amazing city. We continue our examination of the best museums in Basel in part two, offering tourists a chance to visit Museum of Pharmacy, Natural History Museum, Dollhouse Museum, Music Museum, Sports Museum of Switzerland and much more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Straddling the river Rhine in the northwest part of Switzerland on the very border with France and Germany, Basel is renowned for its numerous historic sights. The most notable of them include medieval Marktplatz in the city center, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Rathaus (Town Hall). The city's 12th-century Gothic cathedral (Basel Münster) is a major local landmark and a burial site of the 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus. Take this orientation walk and learn more about these and other attractions of Basel.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Basel Children Entertainment Tour

Basel Children Entertainment Tour

Basel is a city with numerous opportunities for children to be entertained. The boys will surely be delighted by all the running and climbing at a venue like Schützenmattpark, while the girls will enjoy the enormous dollhouse. Then, there are the locations for both sexes including The Botanical Garden, toy shop and zoo.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Basel for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Basel has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Basel, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.