Switzerland’s third largest city, Basel is situated on the Rhine River and is close to the borders of Germany and France. The cultural capital of Switzerland is home to 40 museums, a well-preserved Old Town and a 12th-century Gothic Cathedral.

Thanks to its proximity to neighbouring France and Germany, the city can be easily reached by both road and rail from across Europe.

Basel Switzerland

Population: 180,000

Canton: Basel-Stadt

Average high temperatures: January –  4C / 40F; April – 15C / 59F; July – 25C / 77F; October – 15C / 59F

Christmas market dates:  28 November to 23 December, 2019.    (Click here to learn more).