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1. Travelling to Basel is easy

Many international airlines fly to EuroAirport, which is located only 15 minutes from the city centre. Along with Zurich Airport, it enjoys connections to all European airports and to more than 200 intercontinental destinations. Situated at the heart of Europe, Basel is a central transport hub. And, when you arrive, there are a host of great places to stay, including Motel One.

2. A paradise for museum lovers

For museum lovers, one thing is quite clear: Basel is not a city that can be discovered in just a few hours. This is assured by nearly 40 museums and the city is therefore rightly referred to as the cultural capital of Switzerland. From the world’s oldest public art collection in the Kunstmuseum Basel (Museum of Fine Arts), to the Swiss Architecture Museum, or to the Fondation Beyeler with its unique collection from the era of classical modernity and spectacular selection of special exhibits.

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3. Gourmet paradise

Basel whets one’s appetite in the most varied and delightful ways. What applies to its remarkable cultural heritage is also true of its culinary scene. Thanks to the city’s location, its cuisine is both excellent and eclectic. Experience “culture unlimited” and an unrivalled savoirvivre: the sunny banks of the Rhine, the romantic streets of the excellently preserved Old Town and countless boulevard cafés invite you to stroll and enjoy. In trendy bars or historic taverns – every taste is catered for.

4. Top events all year round

Celebrate festivals with the people of Basel as they happen: join the life-loving and enthusiastic residents as they celebrate carnival like nowhere else! It may last for only three days, but the city prepares for it 362 days in advance. Besides this, the spectacular Basel Tattoo, the Baloise Session which has world stars such as Elton John or the Swiss Indoors (one of the most important indoor tennis tournaments in the world) give good reason for letting enthusiasm overflow.

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5. Basel Christmas Market

In the heart of the historic Old Town at Barfüsserplatz, you will find the beautiful Christmas market with a very special charm of its own. In more than 130 stands and wooden huts, traders and practitioners of arts and crafts from all over Switzerland and the Basel region offer their goods and give a demonstration of their skills. The festive atmosphere is heightened by a unique concentration of pre-Christmas delights for the eyes, ears, nose and taste buds.

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The Basel Christmas Market can be found on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz, right in the centre of the city and at the heart of the festively decorated Old Town. A magnificent Christmas tree stands on the Münsterplatz, with ornaments by the well-known decorator Johann Wanner.

Over 180 traders and artisans offer their goods for sale in small, rustic wooden chalets. Anyone still looking for gift ideas can seek inspiration in the wide selection, enchanting ambience and culinary delights.


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