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Flights to Basel

Discover Basel: The Vibrant City of Culture

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Basel has its own identity thanks to its location next to France and Germany: famous for being the cultural capital of the country, nestled next to the River Rhine, and the 3rd largest city in Switzerland. Explore Corendon Airlines' affordable and flexible Basel flights and book your flight to this magical city right away.

Feature / Location

Cultural capital of Switzerland / In northwestern Switzerland on the River Rhine

Currency

Swiss Francs

Weather

Summers are warm; winters are very cold partly cloudy

Time Zone

GMT +1

Airports

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

Activities

Take a walking tour of Basel’s old town; cross the Rhine with a boat; visit the museums and galleries

Basel is a beautiful city well known for its vibrant art scene, museums, galleries, and theatres. You can visit museums, explore new artworks, and enjoy the city's cultural climate. Search Corendon Airlines for the most suitable flights to Basel now and discover this beautiful city.

What Is Basel Best Known For?

Basel is best known for the chemical and pharmaceutical companies, its arts and culture scene with art galleries, museums, opera houses and theatres.

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature

Basel Cuisine

Cuisine
Basel Cuisine Basel Leckerli
Basel Leckerli

A small hard gingerbread style biscuit is well known in Basel for its incredible flavor, seasoned with spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and with delicious flavors such as honey, candied citrus, almonds or hazelnuts and a cherry liqueur. These biscuits are year-round but, especially popular during Christmas.

Basel Cuisine Basler Mehlsuppe
Basler Mehlsuppe

Traditionally served during the Carnival Fasnacht which starts on the Monday after Ash Wednesday and lasts three days and essentially shuts down the city except for anything food and beverage! Basler Mehlsuppem translated to flour soup is a simple hearty broth topped with grated cheese. Its colour comes from toasting flour with butter. During the three-day festival both locals and visitors alike consume the soup by the gallons.

Basel Culture

Culture
Basel Culture Basel Munster
Basel Munster

The main landmark of the city built on a hill overlooking the Rhine River. Red sandstone walls and colourful roof tiles make for an impressive sight. Once a Catholic cathedral it's now a reformed Protestant church. The original cathedral was destroyed by an earthquake in 1356 and rebuilt in 1363 styled on the original design but adding gothic features. No visit to Basel is complete without seeing the Basel Munster.

Basel Culture Basel Paper Mill Museum
Basel Paper Mill Museum

A fascinating museum and workshop of paper and books. The museum boasts the fact it's one of the few in Europe that preserves the historic techniques in a traditional museum. It is set over 4 floors in a medieval design with a mixture of exhibitions and interactive workshops. Craft your own paper, write using a traditional quill or create your own marble paper. Such an interesting afternoon out one not to be missed.

Basel Culture Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel

The most well known and loved museum in the city. Kunstmuseum is housing the biggest collection of public art in Switzerland. The art on display dates back to the 15th century to the present day. Home to many famous artists throughout history including Picasso is the museum well known internationally. 

Basel Nature

Nature
Basel Nature Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo

Locally known as Zolli, Basel Zoo is the largest and oldest zoo and most popular attraction in Switzerland with over 1.8 million visitors a year. Home to 6,894 animals from all over the world, 5000 of them in the aquarium with 645 species. The Zoo is the heart of the city where both local and foreign visitors spend time all throughout the year.

Basel Nature Canton of Jura
Canton of Jura

A short 1-hour train journey from Basel is a must for those who love to hike. The area is full of forests, barren rock faces, serene lakes, and much more. There are many trails and routes to follow. . The area offers nature lovers some incredible views and a breath of fresh air!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Basel

What is Basel best known for?

Basel is best known for its chemical and pharmaceutical companies and art and culture scene with art galleries, museums, opera houses, and theatres.

What about transportation in Basel; how can I get around the city?

Basel and the surrounding area have a very good public transportation system. It has modern vehicles; it is reliable and punctual. Trams and buses are the two main vehicles of public transportation. You can move comfortably around the city and across the border into the neighboring countries of France and Germany. You can use BaselCard, which allows you to use the public transport network for the entire duration of your stay. You can also enjoy cycling, taxi, and car-sharing options.

If I travel to Basel Airport, can I get to France?

Yes, a bus line from Basel airport can take you to Saint Louis train station.

What are my accommodation options while in Basel?

The location of your stay is as important as the price you pay. Cheap hotels in Basel can be found by booking your accommodation in advance. If you are looking for a budget-friendly holiday location not far away from the center, we recommend staying in Altstadt, the old part of Basel. An accommodation option close to popular attractions makes a more pleasurable and convenient stay. Accommodation in Basel offers many options, such as a selection of luxury, historic hotels to hostels for backpackers and students. Whatever your budget, you will find something that suits your needs. Remember to check out Corendon Airlines' hotel options to land on an accommodation suitable for your taste and preferences.

How many days do you need in Basel?

There are many things to do in Basel, so it requires at least three days to explore.

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Transportation in Basel

Basel and the surrounding area has a very good public transportations system. It has modern vehicles, it is reliable and punctual. Trams and buses are the two main vehicles of public transportation. You can move comfortably around the city and across the border into the neighbouring countries of France and Germany. You can use BaselCard, which allows you to use the public transport network for the entire duration of your stay. You can also enjoy cycling, taxi and carsharing options.

Accommodation in Basel

The location of your stay is as important as the price that you pay. Cheap hotels in Basel can be found by booking your accommodation in advance. If you are looking for a budget friendly holiday location, not far away from the centre, then we would recommend you stay in Altstadt, the old part of Basel. An accommodation option close to popular attractions, makes a more pleasurable and convenient stay. Accommodation in Basel offers many options such as a selection of luxury, historic hotels to hostels for backpackers and students. Whatever your budget you will find something that suits your needs.

 

Basel Cuisine

A small hard gingerbread style biscuit, Basel Leckerli is a prominent part of Basel cuisine with its incredible flavor, seasoned with spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and with delicious flavors such as honey, candied citrus, almonds or hazelnuts and a cherry liqueur. These biscuits can be found in Basel restaurants year-round but are especially popular during Christmas.

Traditionally served during the Carnival Fasnacht, which starts on the Monday after Ash Wednesday and lasts three days and essentially shuts down the city except for anything food and beverage, the Basler Mehlsuppem, translated to flour soup, is a simple, hearty broth topped with grated cheese. Its color comes from toasting flour with butter. During the three-day festival, both locals and visitors alike consume the soup by the gallons. To experience this magical city for yourself, make sure to book the next flight to Basel from Corendon Airlines and start your journey.

Basel Weather

In Basel, the summers are warm, while the winters are very cloudy and partly cloudy all year round. The temperature varies from -1 Celsius to 26 Celsius degrees throughout the year. Basel's hottest month of the year is July, and the coldest month is January.

22 C Clear Sky
TODAY Sep 26, Tue
  • Sep 27, Wed 26 Few Clouds
  • Sep 28, Thu 26 Overcast Clouds
  • Sep 29, Fri 27 Few Clouds
  • Sep 30, Sat 22 Scattered Clouds
  • Oct 1, Sun 13 Scattered Clouds

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