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Basel Travel Guide

You'll love every moment in extraordinary Basel. The travel gurus at Orbitz can help you kick off your adventure by linking up great-value hotels and airfares. What are the benefits? Combine your hotels, rental cars, airfares and experiences with us and you can save up to $369^! And more good news — if you have no clue where to stay or who to fly with, our ever-expanding database has more than 500,000 global accommodations and 500 airline partners. The choice is yours!

Where is Basel?

The excitement's beginning to bubble inside. You're about to book a ticket. But hold on — you don't have the foggiest idea where Basel is! Let us point you in the right direction. It lies about 45 miles north of Bern, the national capital, and 2 miles south of Huningue. This area of Northern Switzerland has a population of roughly 160,000 people.

Places to Visit in Basel

Why not begin your adventure with a day out at the Messeturm Basel? This awesome attraction is famous the world over for good reason! Basel features loads of worthwhile attractions, such as the Beyeler Foundation and the Basel Zoo. Need a few more options? Look up the Basel Historical Museum and Basler Muenster. If you can spare the time, stop by all of them! The scenes inside Basel Town Hall have played a role in shaping the region over generations. Need some more options? There are numerous stories and events that helped shape this region into what we see today. Take a look at the interesting displays at Jewish Museum. But wait, that's not all! Music Museum is sure to strike a chord with the music aficionados among us.

Car Rentals in Basel

Basel is calling your name, and the best way to see it is with your own ride. Search, compare and reserve car rentals in Basel in a matter of clicks through Orbitz. Ready to put the pedal to the metal? Many tourists collect a rental car right next to the terminal at EuroAirport. Head to Hertz and Alamo Rent A Car. They're just minutes away. Budget and Europcar are two additional outlets offer a slightly alternative range. Sometimes the simplest place to rent a ride is right in the heart of town. Europcar is a handy outlet located at Messeplatz 25 (Swissotel Le Plaza). Another good option is Hertz at Nauenstrasse 33.

Where to stay in Basel – Hotel Accommodation

Don't miss your opportunity. Book one of 75 hotels in Basel and get the ball rolling on your activities. If something a little swanky is what you're dying for, slip between the soft sheets at the Hilton Basel or the Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel. The B&B Pappelweg - 2 and the Hotel Rochat Basel are some lower-priced options. Think about trying one if you'd prefer to save for exciting activities. Why not make visiting the Messeturm Basel even more incredible by reserving a hotel room nearby? Two tempting options are the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel, 0.2 miles away, and the Hyperion Hotel Basel, which is 0.1 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Basel

Start your Basel getaway smoothly by learning a bit about EuroAirport, the closest terminal. Abbreviated as BSL, it's 4 miles northwest of Basel's center. It's also the main entry point for most travelers.

Popular Places to Visit Near Basel

Once you've spent a few days exploring the best of Basel, world-famous attractions are waiting just a stone's throw from here! 40 miles away is Bolligen. Many travelers use this nearby locality as a base to visit the famous attraction, Bundeshaus.

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