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Located in the old part of the city, Bar Cafe Des Art's has a rich history behind it. Before ending up in its current location, customers had to endure two changes of premises. Although what used to be small and original, is now large and flashy— Des Art's has not lost any of its charm. The interior is a visual feast, with wonderful posters and pictures. They frequently play live music, and the piano is very prominent in the basement. Now if you want it quiet and comfortable, then relax upstairs in a leather chair in the smokers' lounge with a cigar from their extensive selection. And the excellent drinks and food menu mean that a visit here is a must.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
A vast stretch of lush green grass and trees, Margarethenpark is a great place to seek peaceful respite from your daily life.The expansive park beckons with its walking paths, meadows and forests but it's really all about the skateboarding. The park's Kunsteisbahn is a popular venue for ice skating, skateboarding and other things of that nature. Make sure that you are bundled up in warm clothing as the weather can get really frosty.
In 1980 Basel hosted a garden show with the not very imaginative title of Green 80. This name stuck in the public's imagination and was also applied to the botanical gardens. The original name comes from a homestead, the remains of which are still visible. The small nearby castle, which served as Christoph Merian's summer residence, is now a cafe. The huge area of the park is ideal for sports, and kids love the enormous dinosaur statue (affectionately known as Dino), who quietly lets everything pass over him.
The Wanderwege Beider Basel is a company that organizes trails and hikes in Basel, since Basel has various trails that lead you to glorious destinations. They provide hikes and nature walks catering to professionals as well as beginners. The company not only guides you to various unexplored spots but also makes you aware of nature and environment conservation. For further details, do visit their website.