Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Basel1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Basel with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Basel areaThis Basel map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Basel and surroundings
Switzerland - moving around the countryBetween sparsely populated points, buses shuttle. They are called postal. Despite the fact that sometimes buses are completely empty, they go on schedule and are ready to deliver even a single passenger to the necessary point of the faraway city. It is possible to book a taxi, even in mountainous areas. At the same time, be prepared for the prices that are quite high. They increase significantly in evenings and on holidays. If you like to travel with keeping everything in your hands, you can rent a car in one of the major cities. Despite the relief, Switzerland has a lot of high-speed trails. First, you have to pay the transport fee, which is about 45 francs. Many choose bicycle rental; moreover, in Geneva and Zurich this service is absolutely free. … Open
Nature and parks of SwitzerlandThere are about 70 lakes on the territory of Switzerland, and all of them are of natural origin. The largest is Lake Geneva. It has a shape of a crescent moon. The southern part of it belongs to France. The region of Lake Geneva is often called the paradise on Earth. That's a very picturesque place combining mountain panoramas, alpine meadows, majestic ancient castles and, of course, a crystal clear water. Lake Constance is located on the border with Austria. There is a large number of different resorts, where sports competitions, festivals and other events take place. Reichenau Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses a monastery built in the 8th century. … Open
Photogallery of Basel sights
Our guide to Basel
Travel guide to Basel
The city has preserved part of the old fortifications, close to the Duomo are Spalentor gates. They were built in the 14th century, and like many years ago, today the gates are striking in their scope and impressive view. The height of the central tower of the gate is 40 meters, the appearance of this building virtually unchanged. A very unusual Doll Museum is open in Basel; it is the largest museum of its kind … Open
Review of luxury hotels
The most luxurious hotel in Basel is Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois situated in the heart of the historic district, on the banks of the Rhine. This luxury hotel is one of the oldest in Europe. Once it hosted Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Elizabeth II, Thomas Mann and Pablo Picasso. The minimum cost of accommodation in a standard room is about 400 USD per night. Connoisseurs of luxury can choose deluxe suites of 70 m2, … Open
Basel for children - what to visit
For those who do not think these natural attractions are enough, it is worth visiting the Botanischer Botanical Garden. It is located in a beautiful historical pavilion. The children will love it here. They will be able to see a large glade with snowdrops, explore a rich collection of cacti, and watch the butterflies. This botanical garden was founded in the late 16th century. It is one of the oldest and most … Open
Very colorful and harmonious interior is one of the main features of Metropol Swiss Quality Hotel. Its spacious rooms are simply furnished with light wood and decorated with nice fabrics of warm shades. Aristocratic atmosphere is complemented by leather armchairs in style of past years and lighting systems. The public areas are also full of unusual designer accessories; halls feature spherical club-style lamps, and … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
In search of souvenirs, take a walk down Stadthausgasse street. It is here, that the most popular gift stores are concentrated. Many of them have been runing for decades and are combined with workshops. They sell great wood carvings, painted utensils, traditional magnets and postcards. One of Basel's most visited stores is Cafe Spitz, which sells the most popular chocolate-covered cherry with liqueur. These sweets … Open
Hotels with history of Basel
Very lovely rustic-style interiors are hallmarks of Amarcord. Each of its two rooms is equipped with fine wooden furniture; unique atmosphere is created by numerous old-style accessories. Antique vases with bunches of fresh flowers, original mirrors, wicker baskets on the floor, colorful rugs and antique lanterns are just a few of the vintage things complementing interior of the rooms. Apartments are ideal for long … Open