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.
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).