Taking a short break in Basel is the perfect way to experience the best of Swiss culture and lifestyle. This charming city offers a delightful blend of historic architecture, modern art, and scenic views. Take a stroll through the picturesque old town and admire the colorful houses and cobbled streets. Explore the many museums and galleries, including the world-renowned Fondation Beyeler. Savour the delicious Swiss cuisine and indulge in local delicacies such as fondue and chocolate. Enjoy a boat ride along the Rhine and take in the breathtaking views of the city.


What you’ll love most about Basel

  • Explore the picturesque old town and admire the colourful buildings and cobbled streets
  • Visit the Basel Minster, a stunning Gothic cathedral with panoramic views of the city
  • Experience the world-renowned art collection at the Fondation Beyeler and admire the impressive collection of art and artifacts at the Kunstmuseum Basel
  • Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Basel Natural History Museum
  • Take a boat ride along the Rhine River and enjoy stunning views of the city
  • Relax in one of the many parks and gardens, including the Botanical Garden and the Rheinuferpark
  • Indulge in the delicious Swiss cuisine and sample local delicacies such as fondue and chocolate

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  • Stand-up paddling on the Rhine in Basel - Switzerland Tourism/Jasmin Frei

  • Bottmingen moated castle - Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk

  • On the banks of the Rhine in Basel - Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk

  • Christmas market on Barfuesserplatz, Basel - Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk

  • Basel winter view - Switzerland Tourism/Jan Geerk

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 7℃
  • 12℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 23℃
  • 26℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 16℃
  • 10℃
  • 6℃
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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