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Although it lacks the gilt and glitter of Zürich and the Latin grace of Geneva, in many ways Basel (Bâle in French) is more sophisticated than either. Situated at the frontier between two of Europe's most assertive personalities—France and Germany—and tapped directly into the artery of the Rhine, the city has grown remarkably urbane, cosmopolitan, and worldly wise, yet is delightfully eccentric as well.

Hotels

Basel Hotels

Grand as a palace? Way-cool as a converted prison? An art lover's paradise? Or cozy and comfortably lived-in? The hotel scene in Basel is definitely varied...read more

Restaurants

Basel Restaurants

Classic but boundary pushing, bank-breaking but exquisite gourmet cuisine has long been one of Basel's fortes. New trends are appearing and disappearing...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Basel

The Rhine divides the city into two distinct sections:...read more

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Basel Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Basel

    Three corners: Not many cities offer a more cosmopolitan mix. Here Switzerland merges with Germany and France, and Basel is home to some 150 nationalities... Read more

  • Fasnacht

    Dating from the Middle Ages, Fasnacht, Switzerland's best-known festival, draws people from all over the world. Beginning at 4 am on the Monday... Read more

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