Basel is Switzerland's oldest university city and one of Europe's leading teaching and research locations for the life sciences, medical research, energy engineering and cultural sciences. The city is known for its cultural diversity with 40 museums with world renowned exhibitions such as the Fondation Beyeler, the Museum Tinguely or the Vitra Design Museum.
The well-preserved historic old town with its buidlings such as the "Basler Münster" or the "Rathaus" invites you for a stroll. Different sightseeing tours and leisure activities in Switzerland, France and Germany are being offered. During summertime the most common activity for Basels residents is a dip in the river Rhine.
Basel is located in the heart of Europe, within the three countries' corner where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. Basel is easily accessible by air and rail. The EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is located only a 15 minutes ride by bus from the city center. There is also a direct connection to Zurich Airport from Basel railway station. International rail connections are linking Frankfurt, Paris or Milano with Basel in only a few hours. As a hotel guest you benefit from free public transportation within the city.