Basel is a marvelous city in northwest Switzerland, ideally located in the heart of Europe on both banks of the Rhine. This city of cosmopolitan character and multicultural legacy lies at the border of France, Germany and Switzerland.
Basel’s historical heart or the so called Old Town is the central area of the city which comprises a number of medieval buildings and fountain-splashed squares. Reaching the Old Town one can see an impressive cathedral built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic style, as well as a famous Rathaus made of red bricks. This part of the city is in contrast to its modern districts where notable contemporary buildings rise up over the city’s streets.
Basel offers a large number of bars, restaurants, shopping facilities and hotels to choose from. Basel hotels vary in prices depending on the season and upcoming events. They increase in price during trade fairs and some outstanding exhibitions that are very common here. You could both enjoy the quality of stay in Basel and minimize your costs by using Booked.net. All information regarding vide range of hotels, their facilities and location is available on the website.
Apart from various leisure facilities, Basel is known as a cultural centre of Switzerland with its vast history dating back to the Roman Empire. The city has numerous museums, theatres and galleries to attend. Even the most fastidious tourists will be fully content with a wide range of options. The city encompasses around 40 museums, the most famous of which are the following:
- Kunstmuseum, which exposes one of the world's oldest art collections;
- Museum of cultures, which displays ancient objects from all over the world;
- Museum Jean Tinguely, which contains contemporary masterpieces of a famous Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely;
- Augusta Raurica, which reveals the history of the old Roman town – Augusta Raurica;
- Basel Historical Museum, which records the city’s history since Celtic times;
- Kunst Museum, an oldest and well renowned art museum in Switzerland that exposes various pieces of art from the medieval times.
Those who are not big funs of history and science could attend the Puppehaus Museum (with a great collection of toys from 1800s), Karikatur and Cartoon Museum, Naturhistorisches (with various specious of animals presented), or the Basel Public Art Collection. In addition to that, countless theatres (the most famous of which is the Basel Theatre) and cinemas offer a number of plays and movies to watch.
Walking around the city one could truly believe that Basel is a gallery itself with numerous art works of contemporary artists exposed pretty much everywhere. It is worth taking a stroll towards the mountainous city suburbs to enjoy the view on one of the most famous and richest cities of Switzerland.
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