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The Sandoase, Filter4, and La Fourchette: Marc Zehntner’s Basel

By Whitewaller

June 14, 2016

It’s Art Basel Week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events–all taking place in Basel. We are here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. Next up, the director of the Vitra Design Museum, Marc Zehntner.

“The Sandoase, an outdoor music lounge on the Rhine river where France, Germany, and Switzerland meet, opened in May and stays open until October. For a special cultural and architectural experience, visit Filter4, a former slow filter plant located on the Bruderholz in Basel—open on weekends only.”

“After a busy week, I like to relax on Sundays. I sleep in, have brunch with family and friends in a nice café, such as La Fourchette or Aktienmühle, and then, weather permitting, spend some time outdoors. I might visit an exhibition or drop by a friend’s house. In the evening, I like to cook and enjoy a nice family dinner at home.”

“Take some time away from the fair fuss—enjoy a relaxing ride with the ferry over the Rhine river and visit some of the many fantastic museums in the city, such as the newly opened extension of Kunstmuseum Basel, or, of course, the just-open depot at the Vitra Campus, which displays the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, one of the most comprehensive collections of modern furniture design. You might also like to take a trip to the most amazing landscape and sculpture park, Kloster Schönthal.”

“The flea market on Petersplatz on Saturdays is always a great inspiration for any type of goods which you haven’t been looking for.”

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