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Basel City Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Destination Travel Guide - Tourist Information  

The city of Basel is situated in northern Switzerland at a bend of the river Rhine, where three countries meet: France, Germany, and Switzerland.

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The city is divided into two parts by the river, which are connected by six bridges.
In the old town, there are Medieval typical red sandstone buildings, and elegant Baroque patrician houses.

Cathedral Hill has served as a known place of religious worship since the 8th century, when the Hungarians destroyed the Carolingian cathedral during an attack. The current building has been there since 1356, when the earlier Romanesque building was restored in the Gothic style after a devastating earthquake.

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There are more than 30 museums in the city, providing evidence for the slogan "Basel - Culture Unlimited".
Because of the city’s unique location in the Three Countries Corner, you can savour the finest of French cuisine, discover specialities from southern Baden and try out delicacies from all parts of the world.

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It is a predominantly industrial area where most of Switzerland’s chemical and pharmaceutical industries are based, as well as an important share of the country’s watch making industry. The city is an ideal base from where to explore The Black Forest, the Jura and the Vosges. Outdoor activities aplenty, as this area has a great reputation for hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, abseiling, and hang-gliding.

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How to go there - Train, Rail, Air/Flights

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is operated jointly by two countries, France and Switzerland.

Contrary to popular belief, the airport is located completely on French soil. The airport itself is split into two architecturally independent sectors, one half serving the French side and the other half serving the Swiss side; there is a customs point at the middle of the airport so that people can "emigrate" to the other side of the airport.

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If travelling from Europe, check out for cheap air travel deals to Basel. A special airport bus travels between Basel train station and the airport. Line 755 (St Louis – Mulhouse) connects Mulhouse train station to the EuroAirport.

Places to see including short tours / trips to nearby attractions, destinations

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This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016