Basel Region

The most beautiful excursion destinations in the Basel region: from Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland, to hilly landscapes with numerous cherry trees, picturesque villages, ruins, castles and palaces, all in close proximity to France and Germany.
The Basel region is known for its scenic diversity with impressive natural areas. The landscapes of the Jura and the Rhine region in particular are regarded by Basel residents as natural recreational areas of unsurpassed beauty.

The city of Basel itself boasts significant art galleries, museums, and a renowned university. With the Rhine River flowing through the city, the surroundings offer picturesque landscapes. The region serves as a major hub for the pharmaceutical industry, hosting global companies and research institutions.

Basel is a cultural hotspot with a lively theater and music scene, magnificent plays, top-class ballets and concerts ranging from classical to pop music. And of course the legendary Basel Carnival, which attracts carnival enthusiasts from all over the world.

Basel Carnival
Here are our highlights in the Basel region:
Other favorite destinations in the Basel region:
Binningen Castle

Binningen Castle

Binningen Castle is now a castle that houses a restaurant with an adjoining hotel. The complex was originally designed as a moated castle, but the surrounding pond was filled in...

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Basel-Country

Basel-Country

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...

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Spalentor

Spalentor

The Spalen Gate, a former city gate of Basel, is one of the most impressive and beautiful city gates in Switzerland. It is part of the outer Basel city wall and corresponds to...

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Basel City Hall

Basel City Hall

The imposing Basel City Hall, located in the middle of the old town, is the seat of the Basel government and parliament. It impresses with its striking red façade, imposing tower...

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Tinguely Museum Basel

Tinguely Museum Basel

The Tinguely Museum in Basel is a renowned art museum dedicated to the life and works of the artist Jean Tinguely. It was opened on October 3, 1996 and is located in Solitudepark...

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Basel Art Museum

Basel Art Museum

The Kunstmuseum Basel, which was voted the fifth best museum in the world by the Times of London in 2013, is known worldwide and is home to the oldest public art collection in...

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Bottmingen Castle

Bottmingen Castle

Bottmingen Castle is a historic moated castle located in the municipality of Bottmingen south of Basel in Switzerland. It is one of the few well-preserved moated castles in the...

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Wildenstein Castle

Wildenstein Castle

Wildenstein Castle, next to the castle complex in the municipality of Burg im Leimental, is the only surviving hilltop castle in the Basel region that was inhabited until...

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Goetheanum in Dornach

Goetheanum in Dornach

The Goetheanum in Dornach, about 10 kilometers south of Basel, is home to the globally active School of Spiritual Science and the Anthroposophical Society. The School of...

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Arlesheim Cathedral

Arlesheim Cathedral

The famous Arlesheim Cathedral was consecrated in 1681. Church services and other religious events are held here regularly. When visiting the cathedral, you can not only admire...

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Tradition and customs in the Basel region:
Basel Carnival

Basel Carnival

The Basel Carnival is part of the city's identity - it is at the heart of its cultural creativity and provides three days of exceptional events. Due to its uniqueness and...

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