Basel is undoubtedly the art capital of Switzerland, with 40 fascinating museums spread throughout the city. You'll find many in Basel Old Town, as you enjoy a romantic stroll through its maze of pretty lanes and small alleys.
- Passing through?
For a spectacular panorama of the city and some well-earned refreshment, head for the Bar Rouge on the 31st floor of the Messeturm (the tower at the Exhibition Centre).
- Staying a while?
Take a boat trip on the Rhine. There are plenty to choose from - through the Old Town, to the port or to the nearby Kembser locks - and all offer a unique view of a beautiful city and its environs.
- The inside track...
Basel Zoo - known by the locals simply as Zolli - is fascinating. Home to 6000 animals (600 species), it's one of the best in the world.
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