When travelers think of Switzerland, the gorgeous scenery and skiing are often top of mind. But what else is there to do? Consider Basel! Here are five reasons you should visit Basel during your next visit to Western Europe.
The museums… obviously!
Basel has a whopping number of museums (almost 40!) in this small, beautiful city. The museums range from those displaying classical pieces to some with contemporary art from around the globe to others with eclectic, niche works (imagine risqué comics). The most notable, not-to-be-missed museums are the Kunstmuseum and Fondation Beyeler. Additionally, every hotel provides each guest with a Basel Card upon check-in – these essential cards give you 50% off of all museums visits, complimentary public transportation, and more … making a visit to Basel even more enticing.
The food scene
I was pleasantly surprised by the food scene in Basel. There are a few