An abundant cultural wealth
The city of Basel enjoys a privileged location on the banks of the Rhine. The peaceful beauty of this medieval city owes much to the presence of the river and the many green spaces that invite its visitor to indulge moments of relaxation and contemplation. In the heart of the city, you’ll find the largest zoo in Switzerland, dating back to 1874, where visitors would rush to admire bears, wolves and ibex. Today the zoo showcases the African savannah with its lions, elephants, monkeys and antelopes. Climb the steep streets of the old town and admire the old half-timber frame houses, rubbing shoulders with contemporary constructions designed by internationally renowned architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Diener & Diener and Mario Botta.