Popular Accommodations in Basel
Highlights in Basel
- Large cultural offer
- Basel Art Museum
- Worth seeing old town
- Jazz festivals
- Basel Carnival
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In the cultural capital of Switzerland there are numerous sights of architecture and art to discover, which you can reach from a centrally located holiday apartment in Basel in just a few minutes on foot. Stroll through the pretty old town and visit the forty or so museums of Basel. After an extensive cultural excursion you can relax in the comfortable accommodations without any restrictions.Enjoy the green peace and quiet of the holiday homes
Typical for Basel are the historic townhouses and the villas, which are located somewhat outside in green residential areas. In such a vacation rental in Basel you will not only find excellent facilities, but also a beautiful garden or terrace. Take advantage of the good location of your holiday residence to reach the city centre or the Basel Zoo shortly.
Holidays in Basel
Location and orientation
Together with the rural communities of Bettingen and Riehen, the large city of Basel is located in the canton of Basel-Stadt. The city is located in the northwest of Switzerland, at the border triangle of Switzerland, France and Germany. Zurich is about 87 kilometres away. The city of Geneva can be reached after a three-hour drive.
Things to know
Every year, Basel hosts well-known national jazz events such as the Baloise Session, the Basel Jazz Festival and the Em Bebby sy Jazz. Jazz lovers should also visit The bird´s eye, one of the best jazz clubs in Europe.The biggest carnival in Switzerland
The Basel Carnival is the only Protestant carnival in the world and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The world-famous event always starts on Monday after Ash Wednesday with the Morgestraich at four o'clock in the morning and ends after three days and nights on Thursday morning with the final stroke. In the meantime, parades with many actors and concerts take place on the streets of the city centre. You can also try traditional carnival dishes such as flour soup, cheese and ziibelewaie.
In late autumn the "Sonic" takes place in the St. Jakobshalle, a techno dance event which is considered to be the biggest in Switzerland.
Top travel tips
An apartment in Basel is the perfect starting point to explore the impressive historic city centre. Visit the medieval buildings, like the Ackermannshof or one of the baroque city palaces, like the Markgräflerhof, the Wildt´sche Haus or the Spiesshof. Also impressive is the red Basel cathedral from the 10th century, which is located on the Münsterberg.2. The largest art museum in Switzerland
The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the oldest art collection in the world. Works from the 19th and 20th centuries and the Renaissance are exhibited here. A total of 4,000 works from paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, videos and prints can be viewed here. The permanent exhibition includes works of art by the Holbein family. In addition, the museum presents exhibitions of great masters at irregular intervals.3. The perfect place for families to go on a trip
Visit the Basel Zoo, Switzerland's oldest zoo. The city zoo is home to more than seven thousand animals in 628 species from all over the world. The zoo has also had impressive breeding success with dwarf hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses and lowland gorillas, which is why you can sometimes see cute young animals here. Basel Zoo is considered one of the most important zoos in Europe.