Like many places in Europe, the Old Town is always the main tourist attraction of a city, and when in Basel that rings true.
To really enjoy what Basel has to offer, you must explore the old town on foot.
One of the most unique things to do in Basel is to get on the Rhine River and do some traditional paddling.
In the summer, you’ll be surprised to see how many locals enjoy the Rhine river to relax and have fun.
Basel may have a rich history, but it has embraced contemporary art with vigor.
Jean Tinguely is one of the most celebrated artists from Basel. He was part of the Avant Guard movement in Paris.
The museum of fine arts houses permanent collections showcasing paintings from the 14th to the 20th century.
Speaking of crossing into Germany or France, one of the best ways to do that is to cycle the Rehberger-Weg.
Even if you don’t cycle the Rehberger-Weg you should still visit Foundation Beyeler.
Cycling to the Vitra Design Museum was one of the coolest things we did in Basel.
Basel Minster is the largest cathedral in Basel and it is not to be missed.
Known as the Venice of Basel, this lovely neighborhood was once home to the aristocrats of Basel.
Basel’s Old Town is an incredible place to explore and while you are perusing the old houses keep an eye out for the old city walls and gates.
Dating back to the 13th century, it has been completely restored and its picturesque setting is the perfect romantic escape from the city.
Basel has around 231 fountains with many illustrating figures such as the basilisk.
You can take a tram to Saint-Louise in Alsace for a wine tour and enjoy a relaxing afternoon walking through the Petite Camargue Alsacienne park.
If you’re visiting Basel during November/ December you should take a walk around the magnificent Christmas Markets.