Have you got any favourite places here in Basel?
Well, the Rhein is the essence of Basel. Something that’s changed a lot is that the Rhein has become much more lively, we call it the ‘Riviera’, with the Buvettes (river-side cafés). Of course, forty years ago, you couldn’t walk around with just a towel or a bathing suit, especially the ladies. Here it was a much more conservative society in those days.
When it’s too hot by the Rhein, I also like the so-called Tinguely fountain, which is actually called the Fasnacht Brunnen. That’s near Barfüsserplatz.