Small big city
There is a lot to discover in Basel: Here, for example, you can choose from almost 40 museums. Lovers of the opera, ballet and the theatre will also be happy with the choice of performances to be found. There are many parks and recreation areas, and the wide selection of restaurants and bars, as well as the unlimited shopping possibilities, provide a wide range of options. And although Basel may love its traditions, it is also curious, adventurous and happy to try out new things. For example in architecture, as the many modern buildings by renowned international architects prove. They create an interesting contrast to the medieval buildings in the historic old town centre, with their hidden courtyards and winding alleys. People in Basel know how to enjoy life, as can be seen every summer on the banks of the river Rhine, bustling with life. If you long for a quieter spot, jump on a ferry, a river boat or a tram that will take you out to nature in no time at all.
Discover Basel. Basel Tourism has all the information you need on how to get there, where to stay, what to see, where to go and much more.