Day Trips/Events in Basel
Let Basel act as a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Basel is widely regarded as the gateway to the Jura Mountains, an area rich in winter ski resorts. It is also convenient to a number of charming and bustling cities including Lucerne, Z'rich and Alsace. Meanwhile, the enchanting Black Forest is also within easy reach by hire car.
Basel has a vibrant events calendar, with the city playing host to a number of lively festivals throughout the year. Basler Fasnacht, February's three-day carnival is not to be missed. Basel Herbstmesse (autumn fair) and the traditional Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) are two other annual highlights.