Basel is arguably Switzerland’s most exceptional city as it is located literally on the tripoint border of France, Germany and Switzerland. Meaning that France and Germany are only 10-minutes-drive from Basel. From the city center, you can feast your eyes with enchanting rolling hills connected Basel to France and Germany. The famous Rhine river – the pride of Basel – is intertwined magically with the old-looking Basel city that makes the city looking surreal. This cosmopolitan city still preserves the ambiance, architecture of the medieval-looking town, but it has perfectly meshed with charming, modern buildings that were designed by award-winning contemporary architects.
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is located 3.5 kilometers north-west to Basel’s city center. BSL is an international airport that is near the tripoint border of France, Switzerland and Germany. Hence, this Franco-Swiss airport is responsible for serving three cities from three different countries, which are Basel, Switzerland, France, Mulhouse and Freiburg. This huge airport is equipped with a bakery, food court, restaurants, bars and cafes. Duty-free shops, convenience stores are also provided for BSL's visitors. BSL has prepared the transportations to go in or out of the airport such as taxi, bus, train and car rental. To go to Basel’s city center, you might need around MYR 217 for the taxi fare.
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The best times to visit Basel are mid-August to end-October and mid-May to end-June. Just a heads up, in July and August, the nights can be hot due to the release of the absorbed heat by the surrounding hill during the day. Tourism in Basel will reach their peak in June, February and October, therefore explaining why the prices will soar as well. If you plan to come in any of those months, you should plan earlier to avoid overspending from your initial budget. On the other hand, if you are on a shoestring budget, you might want to drop a visit to Basel in December – during the off-peak season.
Basel is located in Switzerland that makes it has a temperate oceanic climate, which means rainy days are common in this city. However, the temperatures in Basel is comfortable and mild, and it is not foggy in comparison to the other part of Switzerland. The average temperature for winter is 2.4 degrees Celcius, 10.3 degrees Celcius in spring, 18.8 degrees Celcius during the summertime and 10.5 degrees Celcius in autumn. The wettest month in Basel is in June whereas the driest month is February. It is reported that the hottest month is in July while the coldest month is January.
Annually, Basel celebrates Basler Fasnacht (Carnival of Basel) which is the biggest festival in entire Switzerland. It is celebrated between February and March every year. There are parades, people wearing costumes, music, confetti party, lantern events, concerts and many other fantastic elements that make the festival memorable. In fact, in 2017, this festival was listed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Another interesting thing about Basel is, in summer people are invited to swim in the Rhine river. There are a few events that are dedicated to this activity, such as 39th Rhine Swimming in Basel and Swim City. It is a fascinating sight to see people are swimming and having fun in the river that is in the middle of the modern city. Come and join the fun when you are in Basel!
Basel is one of the most visited cities in Switzerland. Many attractions can be found in Basel.
Kunstmuseum Basel- The largest museum in Switzerland is the keeper for various art collections from the 10th Kunstmusem dedicated an entire section to showcase the artworks of none other than the master painter – Picasso. This museum also boasts its pieces of arts coming from renowned artists such as van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin, Manet, Rembrandt and others. Pay a visit to admire these historical artworks that are the reflection of human being's aesthetic, creative intelligence.
Basel Paper Mill - Get in touch with the old method of producing papers here, Basel Paper Mill is a working museum that still is using the traditional method of printing, bookbinding and dipping paper just to produce a leaf of paper. One of the interesting things you can do here is to make your own paper using the machines that are being powered by an old waterwheel.
Basel Minster - Basel Minster is one of the popular attraction here. This medieval church with Gothic architecture with tall towers magnificently erected before your eyes. The statues that illustrated angels, prophets, kings will be everywhere embedded in this historic building. Moreover, you can go up using the spiral staircase to enjoy the bird-eye-view of the city of Basel.