travel42 Port Guide: Basel


Basel travel42 Port of Call Guide


Visitors to Switzerland usually don't spend much time in Basel, even though it is the country's third-largest city and has a lot to offer—particularly art.

Its location is its biggest asset. It's on the Rhine River where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, which makes Basel a good base only 60 mi/100 km north of Bern for exploring three scenic areas: the Jura (in Switzerland and France), the Vosges (France) and the Black Forest (Germany). Basel truly is a meeting point of the three cultures ...

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