Basel is a small city on the Rhine River, located in northwest Switzerland, near the borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town surrounds Marktplatz, dominated by the 16th-century Town Hall.
Set in the center of Basel, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is a true landmark. It was just here at the salt tower that ships would unload their precious cargo before making the journey across the Rhine and into the hands of the world. Explore the border triangle and…View more
Basel Adventure Tour – The city quiz. Take a trip through Basel and test your knowledge of the city as you visit its lesser-known landmarks and tourist hotspots. The game takes place in and around Basel's Old Town, with a local guide providing context for the attractions as you go….View more
Swiss artist Jean Tinguely walled a small fountain with black asphalt and, inside, he built mechanical figurines that look like they are playing in the water; these figures are actually operated by the low-voltage current. Like the mime artists, actors, and dancers who previously performed on the stage that originally…View more
The bridge initially served local traffic, but by the 14th century, when the path across the Gotthard Pass became international, it had become a major Rhine crossing for long-distance trade. The current Mittlere Brucke dates back to 1905 when the electric tram forced the replacement of the previous bridge. A…View more
The sculpture Helvetia auf Reisen ("Helvetia Travels") has been sitting on the bridge pillar on the lower Rhine path for around 40 years and looks wearily at the Rhine. The creator of the sculpture is Bettina Eichin. Born in Bern, she has had a studio directly on the other side…View more
Private Architectural Walk of Basel. Have you thought of visiting Switzerland? Why not take a trip to Basel? Basel, in the northwest of Switzerland at the border with France and Germany, allows visitors to explore the ancient sights of a city spanning the Rhine river. The chemical and pharmaceutical sectors…View more
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