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Klybeck

A mostly residential neighbourhood with a distinctly bohemian feel, Klybeck is filled with artist collectives, cool restaurants and excellent grafitti.

Many thanks to
Steve Sanderson for helping to map this neighbourhood!

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Until 1870 Klybeck was primarily a meadow and relatively sparsely populated.  That soon changed, as its proximity to water and location outside of town made it desirable for the chemical industry.  The chemical industry (which has now become the pharmaceutical industry) first started by producing dyes for silk ribbons and fabrics.  This industry boomed and resulted in the construction of industrial chemical plants in Klybeck.

Since the 1960s, Klybeck has been reclaimed as a residential neighbourhood, but it still retains some of its more industrial past in areas such as Ciba.  Today it is a quiet neighbourhood bordered by the Wiese on the north and the Rhein on the east.  It maintains its funky industrial edge with places like Holzpark and is a mecca in Basel for the bohemian lifestyle.

 
 

Gannet

If you are looking for a restaurant with a unique location, then you have certainly found it. Marooned in Holzpark Klybeck, Gannet is a very cool restaurant and bar in an old ship.  They have a small but tasty Italian-style menu as well as events, concerts and parties in the evening. The top deck is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset while you explore their inventive cocktail menu.

Gannet

Holzpark Klybeck, Uferstrasse 40, 4057 Basel

 
 
 

Platanenhof

Platanenhof has a changing seasonal menu and a killer garden space.  It is a great place for lunch or after-work drinks and there is often live music. They have recently partnered with Humbug (an events venue next door) and their upcoming schedule can be seen here.  They are  also able to host private events with catering.

Platanenhof

Klybeckstrasse 241, 4057 Basel

Inselhof

Inselhof is a local favourite, know for its great beer selection and famous ribs.  With friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere, you will be sure to have a lovely visit.  Make sure to bring a friend though, as the portions are generous!

 

Capribar

Capribar is a restaurant and bar, but also a collective community organization.  It is a great place to read a newspaper and linger without the obligation to consume.  They host lots of community events including, concerts, readings and every Monday a meal for refugees.

Capribar

Inselstrasse 79, 4057 Basel

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Hafechäs

Open from October to March, Hafechäs is a warm and cozy fondu bar that features authentic

Friborg Moitié-Moitié fondue, made with Gruyère and Vacherin Fribourgeois cheese. The menu is simple, and everything on it looks delicious. A nice place to visit when the weather turns colder and your tastebuds yearn for dipping small tasty things in hot sticky cheese.

During the summer, Hafechäs is paired back to a terrace bar. The atmosphere is laid back and they feature live music.

Hafechäs 

Uferstrasse 40, 4057 Basel

 

Pizzaria da Pia

Ristorante Pizzeria Da Pia is a colourful restaurant boasting Italian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Their pasta and risotto are made fresh and there are several different types of Rösti, the delicious Swiss dish made of potatoes, cheese and joy. And if your tastebuds are so inclined, they also serve pizza and pasta. 

Pizzaria da Pia 

Horburgstrasse 21, 4057 Basel

 

Turbinenhause/Aktienmühle

Located in an old flour mill, this restaurant serves an array of interesting  seasonal-based dishes. The décor is a mix of industrial and arty and it is open for lunch and on weekends, with ample space to accommodate large groups (it can also be booked for private events). Every Thursday they feature a themed evening, helping you get a leg up on your pre-weekend activities.

Turbinenhause/Aktienmühle

Gärtnerstrasse 46, 4057 Basel

 
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Kunstmütze

Run by educator Kerstin Abstreiter, 

Kunstmütze primarily offers classes for children 4 and above in several different 

mediums. At the end of each class session, 

parents can attend a small exhibition of their child's work in her studio. Classes for adults are also available and her work can also be purchased in studio.

Kunstmutze

Horburgstrasse 19, 4057 Basel

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Aktienmühle SHÖP

The SHÖP at Aktienmühle sells some fantastic crafts and art by local artists.  Very cool, funky items for your home with a lean towards sustainability.  There are also some delicious locally-made food items, perfect for gift giving.

There is a small cafe with a lovely sunny 

terrace and some fresh made cakes and cookies.

Aktienmühle SHÖP

Gärtnerstrasse 46, 4057 Basel

 
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Migros Partner

This Migros Partner is much like any other except it's one of the few that is open on a Sunday.  Yes it's true, you have found the elusive Swiss unicorn! You will find it particularly busy on this day as, you are not the only one who has woken up on a Sunday to find a shockingly bare fridge and pantry.

Migros Partner

Inselstrasse 63, 4057 Basel

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MacherSchaft Aktienmühle

In the building next door to Aktienmühle is MacherSchaft. Here you can work with wood, pottery, textiles, bicycles, screen printing, or digital media. You need to become a member to take advantage of their workshops and events and once you do their prices are very affordable.

MacherSchaft Aktienmühle

Gärtnerstrasse 46, 4057 Basel

 

Musik Palast

This distinctive mosaic-painted building houses Musik Palast, a meeting place for all kinds of musical activities and experiments.  There are several sound-proof rooms that can be rented by the hour (online booking available) for studio recording, practice or events.  They also host several courses including African percussion with Taxi Bouse, yoga and body movement classes.  If you just want to jam with some other musicians there is an open night on Thurday evenings.

Musik Palast

Altrheinweg 38, 4057 Basel

 

Trend sport Basel

Trend Sport Basel has courses and camps for kids and adults for skateboarding, scootering and BMX.  Memberships are available, but you can also just drop in.  On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month there are 'Binggi's Morge'  where small children 4 years and older take priority.

 
 

Neues Kino

Situated behind a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it door, Neues Kino is a small independent movie theater, showing arty and unusual films from around the world. You won’t find Hollywood-style spectacle here. Instead, they show political, aesthetically innovative films, as well as retrospectives, documentaries, and experimental films.

The interior  is as eclectic as their programs and it is set in a former metalworking shop that has been transformed into an informal and intimate cinema. The atmosphere is relaxed and it is staffed by people who love cinema and love their workTheir screening room and equipment can also be rented out for personal use.

Neues Kino

Klybeckstrasse 247, 4057 Basel

 
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Infoladen Magazin

Since 2009, Infoladen Magazin has been a counter-cultural meeting place for anti- authoritarian, anarchist thinkers wanting to free themselves from the shackles of consumer and profit driven motives. Their space works as a collective, giving people quiet space that encourage reading, working on solo projects, as well as distributing or selling homemade music.

Infoladen Magazin’s goal is to offer an accessible place for people to meet, discuss ideas and share their work. You are freely invited to come by, have a coffee with them and get involved.

H95 Raum für Kultur

Since 2006, the H95 Raum for Kultur has opened its doors to artists of all stripes. Musicians, dancers and performance artists from Basel and around the world. Performances take place in an intimate setting, allowing a direct connection between performers and their audience.  H95 features a variety of programs: music from near and far, readings, classical music and more. 

H95 also runs a B&B and has rehearsal rooms.  It also provides rentals for company and private events.

H95 Raum für Kultur

Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel

 
 
 

Padel Basel

Padel Basel Klybeck has well-maintained courts for tennis or other paddle sports to rent. They also offer courses for all levels of play, from beginner to advanced, as well as classes for kids. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. They also rent out their rooms for events. 

Klybeckareal - Padel Basel

Gebäude K-102, Klybeckstrasse 141, 4057 Basel

 
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Holzpark Basel

Holzpark Basel is like the wild west of Basel. If you are looking to break free of traditional Swiss order and rules this is a welcome respite. A collective gathering of art installations, bars, restaurants and other unique endeavours (like a hair salon in a converted airport bus), it is the perfect place to explore on the evenings and weekends when it is most lively.  Be sure to bring some cash as not all the businesses accept card.

Holzpark Basel

Uferstrasse 40, 4057 Basel

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Klybeckplatz

4057 Basel

 

Klybeckplatz

Klybeckplatz is a public space for Basel residents to design and implement their creative ideas. They welcome small projects that last a day, as well as projects that take place over several months.

Funding for a project is allocated depending on the effort required, size or urgency. The only requirements are that projects are not for profit, can be completed on time, and are compatible with local regulations.

As part of its generous facilities, Klybeckplatz provides: over 500 square meters of usable

space, tools, electricity, seating and a mobile

kitchen. In addition, the Klybeckplatz team is on hand to help guide you along the way to your project’s completion.

 
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Horburgpark

Hobergpark is a quiet little park tucked into the more residential side of Klybeck.  It has a few interesting elements to note, namely a small petting zoo, a BMX dirt bike track and a huge side (that is hotter than the sun in summer).   It also has a Robi-Speilplatz, which has various activities for children after school and on Saturdays.

Horburgpark

Müllheimerstrasse, Gottesackerstrasse, 4057 Basel

Robi-Spielplatz Horburg

Wiesenschanzweg 49, 4057 Basel

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Part of Quartier Treffpunkte, Basel's network of community centres, KLŸCK is a meeting place with a wide range of activities for children, young people and adults.  This includes fitness classes as well as workshops for seniors and immigrants. There are also lots of opportunities for volunteering in multiple languages.  Room rentals for events and classes are also available.

KLŸCK

Kleinhüningerstrasse 205, 4057 Basel

 

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The Wiese

On the northern border of Klybeck is the Wiese River, which flows south from Germany's Black Forest until it joins with the Rhein in Basel.  Historically, the river was used for fishing, agricultural irrigation, mill power and timber rafting.  The river has been 'corrected' several times to manage flood risks.  Today it is a source of natural beauty and recreation, where you can go for a stroll/jog or enjoy a picnic. Swimming or wading (at your own risk) is also possible when the conditions are good and you may even spot a blue heron!  It is also a popular spot for foraging (wild garlic, elderflower and dandelion).

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Statistics (September 2022):

Average Annual Rent:  Real Advisor

Transport:  BVB 

Green Space:  Residential Area Indicators

Walkability:  Walk Score

For more statistical information on the neighborhood visit Basel Stadt’s Neighborhood Profiles.