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Verified travelerJan 8, 2020
Loved the old city, full of character. We visited during Christmastime and they have two charming Weihnachtsmarkts. Fantastic food. And you can ride the buses for free when you stay in a hotel!
Explore the historic center and museums of this quaint Swiss town. It borders France and Germany and fuses all three cultures.
Basel is a historic Swiss city that lies on the country’s borders with France and Germany. It is home to many museums, galleries and a charming center filled with antique structures. The River Rhine divides the city into two parts. Grossbasel, which contains the historic center, is southwest. Kleinbasel has an active nightlife.
Visit the Basel Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Basel) which contains the largest assortment of artwork by the Holbein family, the German gothic and renaissance artists from the 15th and 16th centuries. International works date back many centuries. See paintings by Van Gogh and Cézanne in the 19th-century exhibits. Browse works by cubist and impressionist artists, such as Picasso and Braque.
Learn about five centuries of the history of melody and composition at the Music Museum, where you’ll find more than 650 musical instruments from the last 500 years. Find out about antique parades, dances and festivals and hear the intriguing sounds of Old World music. The remarkable museum is located in the cells of a former prison. See an old cell that has been left as it was when the prison was active.
Attend one of Switzerland’s biggest carnivals, Basler Fasnacht, which takes place on the Monday after Ash Wednesday and lasts for three days every year. Watch parades, singers and many acts and events.
The city is in the center of the Dreiländereck (Three Countries’ Corner) region in northwest Switzerland. Although the official language is German, many locals speak a dialect called Baseldytsch. You will find a lot of people who speak English and French as well.
Basel has warm summers and cold winters with a postcard-pretty skyline when its quaint landmarks are covered in snow. Basel is around 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) west of Zurich, Switzerlands largest city, and about a 60 miles drive to the north of Berne.
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Museums, art galleries, and historic sites highlight some notable features of Basel City Centre. Make a stop by Messeturm Basel or Basler Muenster while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Marktplatz Tram Stop or University Tram Stop to get around town.
Restaurants and river views are notable features of Clara. You might consider a stop by Congress Center Basel while you're exploring the neighborhood.
If you're spending time in Vorstädte, you might enjoy attractions like Spalentor and Caricature and Cartoon Museum. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at University Tram Stop to see more of the city.
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Bars and casinos are notable features of St. Johann. You might consider a stop by Novartis Headquarters while you're exploring the neighborhood.
If you're spending some time in Sankt Jakob, St. Jakobshalle and St. Jakob-Park are top sights worth seeing.
Though Breite might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like St. Jakobshalle and Messeturm Basel.
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You can learn about the local history of Basel when you make a stop at a top site like Messeturm Basel. Experience the area's museums and art scene.
Spend hours walking around one of the country’s most impressive zoos .Marvel at the thousands of animals roaming around their large enclosures.
Admire its exquisite architecture, peer from the towers over the city or just soak up the atmosphere of Basel’s most important house of worship.
Art enthusiasts set up a foundation to collect modernist pieces in the 1980s. Now, a large complex with a scenic garden hosts the inspiring collection.
You can study the exhibits at Vitra Design Museum, a museum with a story of its own, during your travels to Weil am Rhein. Experience the museums and art scene in this walkable area.
You can learn about the history of Altstadt Grossbasel when you stop by Marktplatz. Experience the area's museums and art scene.
Meet your tour guide at your per-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Toigether with your tourguide you will tranfer to the train station in Basel. You will board an intercity train, which will take you via Zürich and along the lake Zürich to south-eastern Switzerland.
Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you within one hour into central Lucerne. Close to the main station, the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel is located.
Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you within 50 minutes to Lucern, where you will have to change on a local train.
You will start the tour by meeting your tourguide at your hotel and make your way to the trainstatin in Basel. From there, an intercity train takes you within two hours to south-Switzerland, where you change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-raillway.
You will meet your and together you'll transfer to Basel train station, where you will board an intercity train, which will take you within 50 minutes to Zürich. The tour will start with a transfer by tram in the direction of the Opera house, the first stop of the tour.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Freiburg im Breisgau, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg Enjoy a walking tour in the historical city's center. Some free time will give you the opportunity to visit the local street food market (closed on Sundays) & the famous “Minster” (cathedral).
Verified travelerNov 8, 2019