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Basel City Guide

Situated on the majestic waters of River Rhine, located in Northern Switzerland, lies the beautiful city of Basel.  The bi-lingual city is the house to a plethora of visual treats and creative activities to indulge in. The allure of its natural greenery and touches of medieval blemishes on the streets makes this place a photographer’s paradise. The sunny and cheerful climate is one of the main reasons why the city is the perfect weekend getaway as well as a tourist destination. Basel claims 300 days of sunshine every year. Considering that the scent of summer dangles in the air almost throughout the year. So, get a nice tan in the temperate climate or relax on the banks of Rhine to beat the heart. The city offers both sides of the coin.

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Basel       |     Image by Photo-pixler

Basel is one of those places which are concentrated with its rich culture. Carnival of Basel, a spectacular display of the city’s glorious and soulful culture is the biggest carnival in Switzerland. The festival commences with a string of lanterns launched to float in the sky followed by three days of vigorous merrymaking, processions, masquerades, vivid display of art, and music.

 

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Basel Rathaus       |        Image by Tama66

A perfect destination is one which serves you options to treat your taste buds and Basel has got it all covered. Find the delicious fondue, rosti and Swiss wine stocked in their amazing chain of restaurants and cafes.

The vibrant mood of the city is evident in the art, galleries, museums, opera houses, and theatre it has to offer. From the jaw-dropping aesthetic of Papiermühle to the contrasting colour schemes in Kunstmuseum Basel, the city has the knack to give you an unforgettable experience.

Basel Taxi Transfers

Basel is one of the most tourist-friendly places as travelling is easy even when you don’t own a car. All the places in the city are well connected by a chain of easy commutation provisions. At the end of the day, a happy trip is one without any hurdles in your way. Pun intended. So, you do not have to stress about any tacky travel stories, Basel offers you the best transfers.

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Buses Basel      |   Image by Fototak

Buses-

Easy, quick and affordable are the synonyms that come with transfers via buses. Explore the beauty of Basel with its extensive and convenient services offered by buses.A bus runs every ten minutes between Basel and Basel euro Airport. Night buses keep running from Basel throughout Friday and Saturday nights from 1 to 4 am. One can check schedules and map your route online.

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Train in Basel       |  Image by daveymills3788

Trains

Basel provides you with the best train transfers because of its connectivity and easy accessibility. Shorten your travelling time with train transfers starting from €14.60. The local trains in the city connect Basel with other regions. Swiss Public transport allows children under the age of 6 free transport services. So, get on board. Quite Literally!

 

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Basel Ferries       |   Image by holidays-switzerland.ch

Ferries

Passenger ferries run all day long over River Rhine. They are accessed by both tourists and daily commuters. The prices for the ride start from 1 Swiss Franc. Short, safe and delightful, this is one of the best ways to commute in the city. 

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Trams Basel             |    Image by Targor

Bicycle

Enjoy the greens of the city and the crisp blue sky and opt for cycling. It is very easy to access bicycles and the city’s layout allows simple rides along with them. Most importantly, they are cheap as well as environmentally friendly. One of the best routes for cycling is the  Petite Camargue Alsacienne (DE/FR), running along the canals of the Rhine. 

Taxi

The best trips are the ones which promise you and your luggage a bump-free ride. With Rydeu’s taxi services in Basel, you need not worry about any problem. Rydeu does not only offer transfers from Basel Airport but also intercity transfers from Basel.

 

Basel Airport Transfers and Taxis

A perfect destination for travel, vacation or even residing is an easily accessible one. Basel lies at proximity to one major airport. By accessing this you can plan your perfect day in the city ahead.

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Taxi Service in Basel        |            Image by orangevolvobusdriver4u

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg- Your experience gets easier with the layout, reach and setting of EuroAirport. It is an international airport which lies at a distance of 3.5kms northwest of Basel. The airport is one of those few ones in the world which is run in a joint operation by two countries. EuroAirport has a rusty, brick-style main area and only one terminal building with six boarding gates. These gates allow bus-boarding, easy walking, and jet bridges. Thus, transfers in Basel are easy because of the easy reach of airports like this one. It is well-connected to the city by a chain of extensive bus operations as well as transfer taxi to Basel Airport. The airport transfers are thus efficient and convenient.

Taxi services from the Airport to the city centre

Rydeu understands that comfort is supreme and after a jet-lagged flight, one needs a laid-back commute. Therefore, it provides multiple options for Basel Airport Taxi services. Say goodbye to the uneasiness and stress that comes with it. We offer you premium and customized rides depending on your budget, luggage and mood.

The gothic old city with a touch of contemporary patterns is the home to rich culture, heritage, art, and cuisine. Basel has a dense combination of its plethora of architectural treats and scenic greenery that makes your trip unforgettable. Some of the places you can visit to make the most out of your trip are

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Old Town Center                     |              Image by bboellinger 

Old Town

Rich with a cultural display, Romanesque churches, stony streets, medieval-styled corners with jaw-dropping views of the River Rhine proves to be one of the best spots in the city you need to explore. The enchanting beauty of the Catholic churches and blemishes of modern art on the old squares are worth taking a picture at. The Old Town consists of many places such as the famous Basler Münster.

 

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Aerial View of Basler Munster            |        Image by Hans 

 

Basler Münster

The unparalleled architecture, grotesque feel, an eerie yet alluring interior of this marvellous site will leave you mesmerized. The beautiful church has cloisters and the tomb of the humanist Erasmus. The magical sight of the Romanesque St Gallen portal (Galluspforte) prints an image in your mind that stays with you a little longer than you realize.

 

 

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