The Basel region is situated on the northern part of the country of Switzerland
and bordered by the Rhine River, which has been recognized as a major artery flowing through the region. In the olden times, the Rhine River served as an important avenue for trade and commerce. Today, Basel has been known as the gateway for many travelers to Europe. This is because most of the major European tours begin here in this region. After all, the Basel region is just an hour’s drive to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland such as Zurich, Lucerne and Berne. On top of that, its close proximity to France and Germany make it a lot more convenient for travelers touring Europe to travel and visit the sights of one beautiful European country to another.
This does not necessarily mean that travelers would merely breeze through the region of Basel. On the contrary, the city offers tourists a wide variety of sights and sounds to experience that it is not surprising for many travelers to spend more than just a few mere hours’ worth of stop over. The region is home to the lush hills situated in the town of Jura. Travelers who are looking for a place to relax and unwind would enjoy hiking through the many trails that go around these hills, each offering a breathtaking view of the entire region. For a taste of the olden days, head out to the Old Town of the region. Here, time seems to stand still as you go through the Münsterplatz, which is lined with quaint buildings which seem to have come out from a beautiful postcard.