Solo Female Travel in Basel

Nestled on the bend of the Rhine river in the northwest corner of Switzerland, Basel is a city brimming with cultural richness and historical elegance. Known as the country's art and culture hub, it hosts over 40 museums, including the world-renowned Kunstmuseum and Fondation Beyeler. The city's medieval Old Town is home to ancient structures like the Basel Minster, a great example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The Swiss city is also famed for its annual Basel Carnival, the biggest in Switzerland, which explodes the city into a riot of color and creativity. At the junction of France, Germany, and Switzerland, Basel's multi-cultural influence brings a unique flavor to its cuisine, lifestyle, and vibrant atmosphere.

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Safety:Very safe

Basel is one of the safest cities for a solo female traveler. The crime rate is very low and the local law enforcement is efficient and responsive. It's clean, well-lit, and the locals are generally friendly. However, as with any destination, it is always recommended to understand local customs, be aware of your surroundings, and heed localized advice.

Transport:Easy

Moving around in Basel is generally straightforward due to its dense network of safe and reliable public transportation, which includes buses, trams, boats, and trains. However, some level of understanding on its route systems or use of a map might be required. A multitude of landmarks and services are also within a comfortable walking distance.

Things to do:Interesting

Basel is rich in unique cultural experiences and outdoors activities. It houses some of the best art museums in Europe that exhibit world-class artworks, making it an art lover's paradise. The old town of Basel peppered with beautiful medieval buildings, picturesque squares, and narrow, winding streets provide a perfect opportunity for walk and exploration. An outdoors enthusiast will enjoy a river cruise on the Rhine and the city parks offer plenty of opportunities for relaxation. The only notch being the lack of diverse vibrant nightlife in comparison to larger European cities.

Food:Above average

The food in Basel is wonderfully diverse, mirroring the city's rich cultural background. You will find traditional Swiss fare like fondue and raclette, but also Mediterranean, Asian and other European cuisines are readily available. Quality is high with fresh, locally-sourced products. The city boasts a thriving cafe culture, and the chocolate and pastries are exceptional. However, dining out may strike a bit heavy on the budget as prices tend to be steep.

Budget:Expensive

Basel is known for its rich heritage and high standard of living, which unfortunately also makes it quite expensive. Though there are affordable options for accommodation and dining, museum entries, and public transportation can add up quickly. However, it is possible to explore the city within a moderate budget if one plans wisely and ahead of time.

Is Basel worth visiting?

Şüheda

Şüheda (17)

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I spent approximately 7.5 hours in Basel. It was a day where I walked alone for hours, covering 15 km without the internet on my back. Except for Münsterplatz, I couldn't find free internet outdoors. Museums were closed because it was Monday, so I couldn't visit a few museums I wanted to see. Even if they were open, I wouldn't have had enough time, but oh well. Basel is a city worth exploring if you are passing through or nearby, but if you don't have the money and time, especially, there's no need to go. I don't think you'll find something different in this city that you can't find in Central Europe.

Posted: February 17, 2024Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 2/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 3/5
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Yasemin

Yasemin

Germany

Solo travel experience

Been to Basel with no expectations honestly but being there it had nothing really to surprise me. There is not much to see. The streets look full and chaotic. I walked a lot like usually but found nothing great to see expect an botanic garden from a university nearby which was the best thing during my stay. It was very hot and everything was way too expensive. Good in Switzerland it u have drinking fountains everywhere.

Posted: July 10, 2023
Things to do: 1/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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