Basel-Country is located in the north-west of Switzerland, right on the border with Germany and France. This region is known for its breathtaking Jura landscape with its almost untouched nature and is therefore appreciated by hiking and cycling enthusiasts.
Just a short distance from Basel is Arlesheim, where Switzerland’s only cathedral can be visited. The region is also rich in castles and palaces, which are scattered along the more than 1000 kilometers of hiking trails. For example, the Castle Bottmingen and the Castle Wildenstein as well as the Cathedral of Arlesheim.
A visit to Liestal, the capital of Basel-Country, is also worthwhile, especially because of its picturesque old town.
Walking through Dornach, you will be surprised by unique architectural works, including the concrete structure of the second Goetheanum, the center of the globally active General Anthroposophical Society.
The Basel-Country offers a diverse range of activities in the midst of natural surroundings. From hiking and cycling tours to cultural explorations, there is something for every visitor to discover.
The region is a popular destination for nature lovers and offers an ideal combination of relaxation and active leisure activities.
Basel-Country is proud of the fact that one in five Swiss cherries comes from trees in this region. The sale of fruit, vegetables, cereals and stone fruit directly from the farm has a long tradition and is a characteristic feature of the region.
A boat trip on the Rhine, for example from Basel to Augst, is also an unforgettable experience. There you will find the fascinating Roman city of Augusta Raurica, the largest open-air archaeological museum in north-western Switzerland. One of the outstanding highlights is the best-preserved ancient theater north of the Alps, which gives visitors an insight into Roman history.
As the center of the globally active General Anthroposophical Society, the Goetheanum is an impressive architectural masterpiece and an important cultural meeting place. Lectures, events and performances in the fields of eurythmy, drama, puppetry and music are offered here. The Goetheanum is a place that researches and promotes the humanities and anthroposophy. It is located around 10 kilometers south of Basel.
Basel-Country offers not only a rich agricultural production and a picturesque landscape, but also a multitude of cultural and historical attractions. The region combines the beauty of nature with cultural heritage and offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover both the culinary delights of the region and its rich history and culture.
Video Baselland from the air
On behalf of Baselland Tourism, a film helicopter circled over the Basel region for a day on August 21, 2013. The company “A day in Baselland” features 15 minutes of successful footage of castles and palaces, the most beautiful landscapes and sights, as well as many of Basel’s municipalities.