Basel

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).