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Summer in Basel

Directly located next to river Rhein and close to the black forest and Kaiserstuhl - Basel is the perfect base for your trip. The city and its surrounding areas have something interesting to offer especially during summer.

Art Basel

Art Basel brings the international art world together. More than 280 of the world's leading galleries show the work of over 4,000 artists, ranging from modern art great masters to rising stars of the youngest generation.

With an exhibition space of more than 31,000 sqm and 300 participating galleries from 36 countries, Art Basel is the premier event in the art world for modern and contemporary art.

  • Premier event in the art world for modern and contemporary art
  • Exhibition space of 31,000 sqm
  • More than 280 of the world's leading galleries


Basel is a place of exciting contrasts. A city with historical old town next to modern architecture. 

  • Mittlere Brücke
  • Basel Cathedral (Münster) with the Pfalz
  • Spalentor
  • Marktplatz

Zoo Basel

Basel Zoo is a popular excursion destination and well worth a visit at any time of year. In the summer months the park is an ideal place to stroll in the open air, on rainy days the various animal houses guarantee up close and personal encounters with a wide variety of animals. If you wish to discover an underwater world, there are several underwater creatures to discover at the vivarium.

Boat trips on the Rhein

A boat trip along the Rhine lets you admire the landmarks of Basel, such as the Cathedral (Münster), the Roche Towers and the picturesque Old Town houses on the banks of the Rhine from their most beautiful perspective.

Discover Basel

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