Basel

Basel City

In addition, the location on the border area of France and Germany guarantees variety and top quality on the menu. Whether you're looking for traditional cuisine, exquisite haute cuisine, or exotic specialties - the local gastronomy leaves nothing to be desired.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

In the summer months, Basel desire to enjoy life is particularly evident. Many Basel locals indulge in a recreational pastime with a difference: every year in August the official Rhine swim is held, which has now become a tradition. And on all other days too, you can swim in the cool water in the city on the Rhine. If you mingle with the swimmers, you'll experience firsthand why the Mediterranean seems so close here.

HIGHLIGHTS

Münster und Pfalz, the Town Hall and market, Tinguely Fountain, ferries, Spalentor, Theater Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Kunstmuseum Basel, Vitra Design Museum and the Vitra Campus, Museum Tinguely, Basel Exhibition, Novartis Campus, Roche Tower, pasture cafés am Rhein, harbour area on Klybeckquai, Basel Zoo, Rhine boating trips

EVENTS

Watch and jewellery fair Baselworld, Art Basel, Basel Tattoo, the river music Festival, Official Rhine Swim, Swiss Indoors Basel, the autumn fair, Avo session Basel, the Christmas market, museum night, Basler Fasnacht

Basel Land

The region of Basel, in the Northwest of Switzerland and at the gates of the city of Basel, borders Germany and France and is well known for the nearby Jura landscape with its nearly pristine nature. For this reason the Basel region with its gently rolling, forested hills, is especially cherished by bikers and hikers. In Arlesheim, not far from the city of Basel, one can view Switzerland’s only cathedral. Numerous fortresses and castles line over 1000 kilometers of hiking trails in the region. Liestal, the main town in the Basel region is worth visiting given its picturesque old town. Whoever walks through Dornach is surprised by its unique architecture. For instance, the reinforced concrete building that houses the second Goetheanum, the center of the General Anthroposophical Society, which is active worldwide. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Only dome in Switzerland in Arlesheim, old town Liestal, viewpoint Belchenfluh, Augusta Raurica in Augst, Castle Pratteln, Lange Erlen zoo, monastery Mariastein