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Weather in Basel. Actual conditions and forecast

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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

Hotels with history of Basel

Those who prefer to rest in a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, enjoy Hotel zum Spalenbrunnen. The hotel is located in a restored medieval building; its interior is simple and attractive at the same time. All rooms are arranged with vintage furniture of natural wood. Some double rooms have huge beds with wooden legs and high carved backs, while other rooms are decorated in contemporary style. The ground floor … Open

Advices for travellers

8. Those tourists, who plan to rent a car, should not forget about the speed limit when driving in the city. The limit is 50 km/h. Violators of traffic rules will have to pay large monetary fines. 9. You can make payments with credit cards of international standard in all major shopping centers, restaurants and hotels of the city. 10. The majority of shops are open from 9:00 to 18:30 … Open

Weekend in Basel in original style

Taking a stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods and streets of the port area, be sure to look for Schiff restaurant. It can be safely called a local architectural landmark. The building is decorated with very unusual frescoes in national style. Strolling through the industrial area, you can find a lot of amazing old buildings. Their facades are decorated with unusual paintings and murals. One looking for … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

Best Western Hotel Merian am Rhein can be found on the banks of the Rhine. This accommodation place occupies a magnificent historical building with columns. The elegant rooms are painted in bright colors and decorated with exclusive furniture made of wood; their panoramic windows offer an unforgettable view of the majestic Rhine. The hotel can boast one of the most prestigious restaurants in Basel equipped with an … 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

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

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