A Guided Tour of Basel with Andrea Oliva

A Guided Tour of Basel with Andrea Oliva

Today’s My City is in Basel, Switzerland where we are walking and talking around the city with Andrea Oliva. The dance music DJ has a set of surroundings when compared to his music has relative similarities.

Basel is a tranquil and artsy city that has often gone under the radar when compared to Switzerland corporate cities. This is reflected in Andrea Oliva’s style of dance music, with an under-layered bass and a slightly spirited melody, Basel has a lot more to offer than meets the eye.

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Where’s the best place for a first date?

It’s a place called Münster in the old part of Basel's city centre. Behind the Münster church you have a park where you look out over the Rhine. It’s particularly spectacular at night.

First date Munster Rhine Basel
Photo Credit: Manfred Witzig

What will you wear for a first date?

The Idle man - First Date - Basel
SHOP: Cheap Monday STAPLE Jacket Audiac | Check Shirt Red | Levi's 501 Customized and Tapered Black Rinse Jean

Where’s your preferred place to chill and clear your head?

The best spot in the summer must be along the Rhine – it's super chilled.

Basel Rhein crossing
Photo Credit: swissfinetravel

Where serves the best breakfast?

Les Garecons is a beautiful bar and restaurant placed in the Badischer train station. Now that you've asked me I think it's a good idea to go there tomorrow morning :)

Les Garecons - Quiet Drink in Basel
Photo Credit: Les Garecons

Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?

Conto Bar is the nicest bar in Basel - good people, drinks and antipasti.

Conto Bar Basel
Photo Credit: Conto4056

What will you find your wardrobe to wear?

The Idle man - Quiet Drink - Basel
SHOP: The Idle Man Long Line T-Shirt | Dickies Slim Straight Work Pant | Timberland Classic Boat Shoe

Where’s your favourite place to have a messier night?

There is only one place - and it's called Nordstern club. The line up and vibe are always totally on point!

Nordstern club Basel
Photo Credit: tageswoche

Are you going to step out for a night out in this?

The Idle Man - Night Out - Basel
SHOP: Farah Tenysson Long Sleeve Polo Shirt | Edwin ED-55 Relaxed Tapered Jean | Clarks Originals Leather Desert Boot

How would you describe your city’s style?

Very chilled! It's a small city where you can almost walk from place to place and you get to know a lot of people. It's a city with village flair and a village with city flair :-) It's also a city of art because of Art Basel and we have several museums. You have to check out Fondation Beyeler - it's absolutely stunning. Culture is at home here!

Art Basel - Things about Basel
Photo Credit: artobeserved

Where are your favourite places to shop?

I'm not really up to date with the shopping situation here as I am away so much and once I am back home, shopping is not really my top priority :) I remember there are a lot of really nice vintage and second hand shops in Grossbasel though.

Photo Credit: Timeout


What song sums up your city?

Joe Cocker "Summer in the city"

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