DMC | Switzerland Travel Designers


  1. Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.

  2. Located in the centre of Europe, Basel is a major transportation hub. Its three railway stations not only offer excellent connections to far and wide but are also all situated in the very heart of the city.

  3. Basel is widely acknowledged as Switzerland's city of culture and for good reason, with visitors confronted by art at every turn - whether simply wandering through the streets of the Old Town or visiting one of the city's nearly forty museums.

  4. The sheer number of museums alone indicates that Basel is not a city that lovers of art and culture can explore in a day. With their themed collections, the museums of Basel have something for every taste and many have reputations that stretch far beyond the Swiss border. And then there are the countless galleries scattered liberally throughout the city.

  5. There are also many high-class cultural events that take place throughout the year, underlining Basel's reputation as a cultural hot-spot. Of course we should not forget that the city also has a lively theatre and music scene.

  6. Take a trip through the ages! In scarcely any other cityscape in the world are historic buildings from the 15th century so harmoniously blended with modern buildings designed by internationally-renowned contemporary architects.

  7. Basel's Old Town is one of the prettiest and most intact in the whole of Europe. However, the city is also open to the new. In the last decades the city has grown into a veritable Mecca for lovers of architecture.

  8. Local architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Morger & Degelo or Diener & Diener thrill the world with buildings that delight the senses and are particularly committed to improving and developing their native region.


Basel and the Contemporary Art, A Love Affair


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