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Climate in Switzerland and weather forecast - best seasons for visit

Summer in Switzerland is a contrast; in the daytime it is hot and it's cold at nighttime. There is a high humidity, often rains in Swiss valleys. The air temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius, but at night the thermometer can drop down to 9C even in the warmest cities. During the day, the weather is even hotter in the south of the country. On average, the maximum temperature is 32C. Such heat is felt quite comfortably. Lake Geneva warms up to 20 degrees in the heat of summer, while in other lakes the water is much warmer. Lugano lake is considered to be the warmest; its water temperature is +26 degrees. In the lowlands of the mountains, alpine nature is very picturesque in summer; in the daytime the temperature is about 15 degrees Celsius. The maximum summer temperature in the highlands is +10C. With the beginning of autumn, hot weather in the southern regions recedes; it is replaced by a comfortable warm one. Precipitation is significantly less than in the summer. However, the weather becomes gloomy since the middle of October. The season of snowfalls begins in the Alps. The mountains are covered with a thick snow layer. At the end of November, short-term frosts are possible even in the south, and the weather becomes windy and damp. … Open

Atmosphere of Switzerland: politics

The practice of direct democracy allows citizens to influence on certain political decisions. Such democratic principles are considered to be among the most developed in the world. Swiss citizens can even propose a bill - it is necessary to collect 100 000 signatures for that - or protest against any law adopted by Parliament. The second form of democracy is the Referendum. And if citizens can collect 50 000 signatures in 100 days, after the adoption of a specific law, it can be challenged after voting on the Referendum. That is why, even in the case of the slightest disapproval from the citizens, the Government is trying to reform the legislation in order to avoid dissatisfaction of the population. The Swiss foreign policy is extremely loyal, which allowed to avoid various destructive wars. This gave an incredibly strong impetus for the development of a stable and reliable economic system. … Open

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Basel guide chapters

Cuisine and top restaurants

Nussbaumer restaurant is the place where visitors are able to taste delicious country cuisine. The menu is surely full of various dishes, which are cooked in accordance with a special recipe, and fragrant homemade wines will become a perfect addition to each dish. Schloss Binningen restaurant was opened in a small medieval castle. It is considered the most romantic gastronomic institution in the city and you need … Open

Traditions and mentality of Basel

The end of October is the time for a large gastronomic fair, on which the local companies show off their products. Travellers really enjoy purchasing delicious Swiss cheese, dairy products and sweets from street vendors at very competitive rates. If you’re an art lover, the best time to visit Basel is June, when the city hosts the International Exhibition of Art. In the galleries of the exhibition you will … Open

Travel guide to Basel

Another curious symbol of Basel is the Les Trois Rois Hotel, the first mention of which relates to 1681.┬áThis wonderful historic hotel is functioning now, its rooms with unique interior booked many months in advance. Among the religious monuments deserves special attention the Church of St. Elizabeth.┬áThis is the largest church in Switzerland, built in neo-Gothic style, its construction was completed in 1864 … Open

Review of luxury hotels

An example of contemporary style and elegance is Pullman Basel Europe. It was the first hotel of Pullman network, which began to take guests in Switzerland. A major refurbishment of the hotel was held in 2014, so updated beige rooms complemented by designer ornaments are available to guests. A wonderful recreation area with garden and furnished terraces can be found in a courtyard. In cool evenings guests can admire … Open

Stylish hotels

Comfortable Hotel Balade won’t disappoint fans of relaxation in stylish surroundings. Its cozy rooms are painted in cream tones and draped with fine light fabrics. Each room comes with a high picture window, a bed and a cute rug of cherry color on the floor. Elegant dark wood furniture makes the atmosphere more elegant; rooms and public areas have some extra nice furniture in the style of past centuries. There … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Heimatwerk street will be an excellent place for budget shopping. It presents typical souvenir shops and affordable prices. Magnets, mugs, T-shirts and bags with symbols of the city are available at the lowest prices. Stores there offer a lot of interesting goods and toys for children. Globus is the largest and most popular shopping center in Basel. In dozens of its shops you can find literally all goods, … Open

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