Basel

Basel - Overview

Basel, the third largest city of the Swiss confederacy, offers its visitors recuperation and relaxation within the regional green belt. The green belt around this university city is home to some rare and endangered species of animal and plants.

Basel Fasnacht attracts visitors

The Basel Fasnacht (carnival), the only protestant carnival, takes place over three days every year, attracting huge numbers of visitors. You simply have to have experienced it. Theatre fans find plenty in the Musical Theater Basel and music lovers can visit a concert by the Basel Symphony Orchestra. The city offers many possibilities for those interested in culture. The art museum has the oldest collection of art in the world, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Famous son of the city: the poet Peter Hebel

Born in Basel in 1760, Johann Peter Hebel is a well known poet. Visitors can follow in his footsteps. Basel Minster, originating in the 11th century and constructed in a romantic and Gothic style from red sandstone, is certainly worth a visit. The striking 68 meter high Lonza House originates from more recent times.