KLM Travel Guide

Basel

Switzerland
17°C Sept

Gateway to Switzerland

Would you like to visit Switzerland? Book a flight to Basel and stroll across the historical Market Square, admire the bright red Town Hall and sample regional dishes in the Market Hall. When the weather is nice, it’s lovely to amble along the Rhine. Basel is also located on the junction of Switzerland, France and Germany, so visiting three countries during one trip is a convenient option!

Artistic city

Basel may be small but this city has it all. Easy to explore on foot, the old town centre consists of two parts: Grossbasel and Kleinbasel, connected by the Middle Bridge. Visit Basel Minster and enjoy the view of the Rhine from the Pfalz terrace. Basel is also known as a great city for art lovers. Visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, which houses one of the oldest public art collections in the world, and admire paintings by masters throughout art history, like Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Munch and many more.  Need a break? The University of Basel’s botanical garden is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city. Basel is the ideal destination for weekend holidays, but also as the starting point of a longer vacation in Switzerland, France or Germany. Treat yourself: book a flight to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg now!

Three countries

Situated on the border with Germany and France, a day trip from Basel to one of these countries is perfectly possible. For instance, explore the street art and renaissance-style buildings in Mulhouse, France, only 30 minutes from Basel. Or visit Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, to admire its old, half-timbered houses. If you prefer nature, you can enjoy hiking in Thal Nature Park, south of Basel.

Flights to Basel for a unique vacation

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Loved for

Nature
Family Fun
Citytrip
Romance
Arts & Culture
Ski Holidays

When to go

Sept sunny 17°C
17%
Oct white clouds 12°C
19%
Nov white clouds 7°C
27%
Dec mostly cloudy 3°C
35%
Jan mostly cloudy 2°C
29%
Feb white clouds 3°C
29%
Mar white clouds 7°C
26%
Apr white clouds 12°C
20%
May white clouds 15°C
32%
Jun white clouds 20°C
30%
Jul sunny 22°C
23%
Aug sunny 21°C
23%