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Discover Basel – great October getaways

Basel Minster
Basel Minster

Why not try a city break with a difference this autumn?

Much as we all love a bit of sun, sea and sand, I have started to take a notion for crisp mountain air and lush green surroundings.

Having visited Geneva a while back, I got a taste for Switzerland and I vowed to go back and see more of this stunning country.

Basel did not disappoint and now with reasonably priced flights from Edinburgh there’s no excuse for not going back and I would recommend you give it a whirl too.

Rhine river Basel
Rhine river Basel

Basel enjoys a picturesque and scenic position on the banks of the River Rhine, near to the borders with Germany and France.

The Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

It is a city for art and culture lovers, boasting no less than 40 museums but it’s also ideal for a relaxing city break without having to do too much if you just want to stroll around and take in the ambience of the place.

Basel city hall
Basel city hall

There are some beautiful parks, including the Botanical Gardens – perfect for having a seat and admiring the surroundings.

Given Basel’s geographical position you can expect a harmonious blend of Swiss, French and German cultures all rolled into one giving the city a real European flavour.

Basel Cathedral
Basel Cathedral

If you do fancy getting out and about in Basel, here are some of the best attractions and sights in the city.

  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Museum of Art (Kunstmuseum)
  • The town gate of Spalentor
  • Spielzeug Welten Museum (Toy Museum)
  • Basel Music Museum
  • The colourful daily markets on Marketplatz, Old Town
  • Basel Zoo

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If you would like to take a city break to Basel here are some amazing prices for hotels, flights and excursions:

Book a Basel city break now from only £158pp 

Go exploring with the Basel city card from only £16pp 

Basel zoo ticket inc. hotel pick & drop off from £42pp 

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