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Basel is a city so beautiful, it’s really hard to describe. It’s frequently named as Switzerland’s student city or the cultural capital of the country, truth is though, Basel is so much more than this! Search for cheap air tickets to Basel and you will travel back in time, experience a spiritual adventure full of fascinating moments and sheer beauty. History and art compete with one another and cover Basel’s streets in enormous doses of elegance. At the same time, more than 25 museums and art galleries, alongside world-class restaurants with the best cuisine you’ve ever tasted, are there to make your stay in Basel truly unforgettable. Organise your accommodation early enough and it’s possible to find some cheap hotels in Basel. And once it’s all done, get ready to create your own fairy tale – and live it!
Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city, extending around the point where Switzerland meets France and Germany. Divided in two by River Rhine, Basel has two faces; Grossbase, the Old Town, in the south and Kleinbasel in the north.
Basel was once an important European cultural hub, boasting many famous personalities like Nietzsche and Holbein who chose it as their home.
Today Basel still shines and its beauty is a beauty of spirit, culture and quality; these are Basel’s founding values and they are still present in every aspect of modern life, leading the way to greater achievements in contemporary architecture and design.
Romantic and unpretentiously beautiful, Basel deserves your full attention!
Basel’s airport (Aéroport de Bâle-Mulhouse) is located 13 kilometres north of the city and can be reached by bus and taxi.
Getting around Basel
You can get around Basel by bus and tram. Fares start at 3.20 CHF and minimum taxi fare costs around 6.00 CHF.
Your day in Basel starts at Mittlere Rheinbrücke, one of the several bridges that span the Rhine connecting Kleinbasel and Grossbasel, enjoying on of the city’s most captivating views.
Your destination is the Old City (Grossbassel), at the south banks of River Rhine and the Münsterplatz square that houses Basel’s most significant and most recognisable landmark, the Cathedral (Münster).
Built in 1019, the cathedral combines Romanesque and Gothic elements; its distinctive red twin towers and yellow roof have become a symbol of Basel, an indispensable part of the city’s skyline.
Continue to Marktplatz and the red City Hall (Rathaus), dating back to the 16th century, and start visiting some of Basel’s excellent museums. Some of the most interesting ones are the following:
- The Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) is considered to be one of the world’s most important art museums and the first European one that opened to the public. There, you’ll enjoy artwork by some of the world’s most famous artistic personalities
- The fascinating works of kinetic art by Jean Tinguely is exhibited in this extraordinary museum, housed in a building designed by Mario Botta
- The Vitra Design Museum, located right at the German borders, boasts some world-class interior design, furniture and contemporary design exhibitions
The Zoologischer Garten Basel is a must-see if you love animals, housing 4,500 animals of more than 600 different animal species and constantly conducting research on the reproduction of endangered species.Basel’s official languages are French, German, Italian and Romansh.