On your next trip to the Swiss city of Basel, make sure you consider employing our Basel car hire services as your main means of transportation. Basel is probably one of Switzerland’s more underrated tourist destinations but should be seen more as an advantage to those who know what they’ll be seeing once they get there.
The city is served by the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Euroairport which is located at about four kilometers from the city however what’s interesting is that it is actually built on French soil however the road connecting it to the city is customs-free. The airport is connected via bus routes to the city however you can always employ our Basel car rental services and have a car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land.
As said earlier Basel is a rather underrated tourist city because it features a very well preserved medieval old town center, quite a few world class museums, great and mixed architecture as well as a Carnival which is on par with those of Rio de Janeiro or Venice.
The ‘old town’ is one of the city’s main attractions with its cobbled streets and alleyways and its various example of medieval architecture such as the Munster and Pfalz.
The Munster, or cathedral, was initially erected in 1019 but then re-built and enlarged as the centuries passed. It now features Romanesque and Gothic styles and is open to the public. One of the highlights of the cathedral is the Gallus portal situated on the western facade which is considered to be the most important Romanesque sculpture in the country.
Another important religious building which is unfortunately somewhat underrated, much like the entire city as a whole, is the Elisabethen which is the first new Protestant church built in the city after the Reformation and is considered to be amongst the most important neo-Gothic church buildings in Switzerland.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see while in the city of Basel, in order to see and experience as much of it as possible make sure you employ our Basel car hire services.