The Basel Region is home to many small towns and villages. You may want to stay in Basel Region hotels to enable visits to Riehen with its late Gothic St. Martin Church or to the two salt spas at Rheinfelden. Many tourists, however, want to go to Basel. You can do the region in a weekend. Basel Region requires more time. Basel borders the Jura Mountains. This creates a playground for skiers and hikers alike. IT is near Germany’s Black Forest, offering possible day excursions. Basel has its own attractions, including the Baselr Zoologischer Gartens, the Cathedral with St. Gallus Doorways, the Carnival Fountain, six separate bridges linking the city. There is the Rhine Harbor, the Rhine River and Switzerland’s oldest university.