Basel is a lively and vibrant city in the border triangle of Switzerland, Germany and France. The city on the Rhine is an attraction for all kinds of connoisseurs: art and culture lovers appreciate its many museums and galleries as well as Art Basel, a major art fair held in June every year. Architecture aficionados can admire one of Europe's most beautiful old towns and a multitude of buildings by renowned architects. Basel's shops, boutiques and markets offer plenty of opportunities for shopping. Pleasure-seekers will find just what they are looking for in the city's numerous pubs, bars and restaurants, which have long since made Basel an insider tip for gourmets.
more than 40 museums
Art Basel fair
gourmets' insider tip
distance: approx. 224 km
one-way journey time: approx. 3 h 30 min
accessible: by car or train
more information: www.basel.com