Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Basel is set up on the three countries corner of Germany, France and Switzerland. It is counted in one of the best-preserved towns of Europe that is also famous as a romantic Old Town. Basel’s motto – “Basel –b Culture Unlimited” tells a lot about Basel. It is a cultural metropolis set on the bend of the Rhine that houses over 40 museums preserving culture. Get to know more about Basel during Basel Tours with TSI Tours.
Reasons to visit Basel
Basel enjoys an attractive location on the Swiss French German border. It is one of the finest and best-maintained old town with the market place and cathedral in Europe. It also houses the biggest Swiss Zoos and a market and trade fair town. You can see all manners of arts, culture and architecture in Basel.
It is the architectural capital of Switzerland and houses more than 40 museums spread over an area of 37 sq. kms. The Foundation Beyeler in Basel is worth a visit for its highy acclaimed exhibitions and designs. The finest and the oldest collections are houses in the Kunstmuseum. Watch out the contemporary buildings like Herzog and de Meuron, Mario Botta, Diener & Diener and Richard Meyer in Basel. Basel also lets you relish world’s cuisine in its delightful restaurants.
Tourist Attractions in Basel
Enjoy exploring the museums and going on shopping in Basel. You
will find 1,198kms of Wanderweg on its outskirts that are marked
trails crossing the scenic highlights of the area. Board the Gondelbahn
cable or bus no. 70 to watch out the scenic beauty surrounding
Built in 1504, the Rathaus or the Town Hall is located on the
Marktplatz. It is built in the late Burgundian style and its sandstone
building is decorated with shields of the ancient city guildhall.
University of Basel
Also visit the University of Basel during Basel Tours in Switzerland.
It was founded in 1460 and lies on the south side of Petersplatz.
It is one of the oldest academic institutions in Switzerland.
The library here comprises of a collection of rare manuscripts,
works of Martin Luther, Erasmus and Zwingli.
Spalentor (Spalen Gate)
It is set at the west of the university and marks the end of the
medieval sector. It was built in 1400s and is considered as one
of the most beautiful gates in the country. It was restored in
the 19th century with its pointed roof and two towers with battlements.
This three countries’ corner juts out in to the Rhine is one of
the most famous sites in Basel. Walking around this spot, you
may enter Germany and then in France from Switzerland without
needing a passport.
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