Nestled in the heart of Europe where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, Basel – just a 10-minute drive from Basel EuroAirport – is a pocket-sized metropolis that combines Swiss quality with a multicultural population. The 40 museums, all with long-established collections and spectacular exhibitions are the foundation of Basel’s reputation as a city of culture. However, art is not only found in the myriad of museums, but is encountered across the entire city. Exciting juxtapositions are cast by the classical patrician houses and mediaeval churches side by side with modern buildings designed by major international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron or Renzo Piano. Foodies will not be disappointed in Basel either. Thanks to the city’s location, its cuisine is both excellent and eclectic. From the sunny banks of the Rhine, to the romantic streets of the Old Town to the countless boulevard cafés and trendy bars – every taste is catered for. There is always something going on in Basel!
Images courtesy of Andreas Zimmermann and Basel Tourismus