Basel situated on the River Rhine is a city in the northwest of Switzerland. It is the third most popular city in Switzerland. It is the place where the hustling of cosmopolitan and blending of bustle with urbanism style meets. It is the mixture of both open-minded and tradition-conscious. The population is multi-cultural, well-educated and tolerant, with a large expat population (about 30% of the population of Basel are expats) of all ages, coming from hundreds of different countries.
Basel is the oldest city in Switzerland. Basel is a city which is a historical landmark. It has a huge market square which is embedded with red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. Basel has a number of antique books shops as well as modern designers. There are about 40 museums in Basel making it the country has the highest density of museums. Among which is internationally known. Basel is a shelter for symphony and chamber orchestra and many international musical theaters. The perfect place to relax and linger is on the banks of River Rhine and the botanical gardens.
Fasnacht is the most important Carnival of Basel. It is the most eye- mesmerizing place with cherry trees in springs boost.
The city of Basel is surrounded by excellent network that is famous for its punctuality, short waiting times and modern vehicles with cheap prices 5 Euros to 15 Euros. We can see the variety of culture of Basel just by walking. There are taxi ranks dotted throughout the city center. There are a number of taxi firms to choose from and as a visitor, it is your choice to prefer.
The nearest major airport is . This airport has international and domestic flights from France and is just 8kms from the center of Basel. Another major airport is the Zurich Airport which has both international as well as domestic flights and is about 95kms from Basel. The flights have a very cheap rate ranging from 704 Euro to 1409 Euro. You can travel easily from the airport through a cheap taxi for about 50 Euro to 70 Euro.
Swiss cuisines combine influences from the German, French and North Italian cuisine. It has a number of licking foods like cheese fondue with bread cubes, raclette, Alplermagronene, Rosti, Birchermuesli, Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese and much more. There are specialties from different regions like Romandie, a raw pork dish, Bern- sumptuous dish containing beef, smoked pork and Zurich and Zug. One of the most famous dishes is the Ticino a maize puree mixed with cheese and served as the main dish. During winters one of the main dishes that has been served is the Marroni. Basel has good dining opportunities; most of the restaurants serve ethnic cuisine of all country traits serving Chinese, Thai, Spanish etc.
The most common language spoken at Basel is German and Swiss German. However, it gets easy to communicate with the city as people know English or French.
Accommodating yourself at Basel is very easier with very cheap cost. The hotels in Basel are highly maintained and cheaper than their maintenance cost. The food provided is delicious and reasonable to the tourists. The best hotel picks for Basel are , Grand Hotel Les Trios Rios, and much more. The rent of the hotel per night per person ranges from 134 Euro to 492 Euro depending upon the choice and budget you have. You can even rent an apartment for the stay which costs about 281 Euros for 15 days.