Basel is a major city on the Rhine River, and is Switzerland’s only port connected to the sea. This is an old city, dating back to the Roman Empire. On the south bank is Grossbasel, the older part of the city. Kleinbasel, on the other bank, is mostly residential neighbourhoods. Whether you are here for a vacation or a weekend, Basel is a fascinating city, with plenty to see and do for everyone. It is famous for its festivals; especially Art Basel, the world’s largest fair for contemporary art, and a masked carnival called Vogel Gryff and Fasnacht. Guests staying in Basel hotels con see the Spalentor, which is a magnificent 14th century Gothic gate. Other imposing structures are the Rathaus, the old town hall; Martinskirche, Basel’s oldest church, and Munster, a magnificent medieval cathedral.
Among the many museums are the Historisches Museum, housed in an old Franciscan church, the Pharmaceutical Museum and the very fascinating Judisches Museum der Schweiz (Jewish Museum). Hotels in Basel cater to every travel budget, from the expensive to the utilitarian. For information on discount hotels, Basel cheap hotels and other low cost accommodation, use EasyToBook.com to make sure you get the best deals.