Top 10 Attractions that Make Basel, an Exciting City to Visit

Basel has a reputation for being a key trade and transport hub in Switzerland, with high profile pharmaceutical companies such as Roche and Novartis headquartered here. That said, it doesn't take anything from the fact that Basel is also a pilgrimage for the lovers of art and architecture, those who visit the world-famous ART Basel festival each year. The expansive wealth of galleries, museums and iconic buildings that illuminate the cultural landscape of Basel are a product of the cumulative influence of the French, German and Swiss cultures. Though it's easy to spend a day wandering through the winding, cobbled streets of Altstadt in Grossbasel (Greater Basel), situated on the Rhine's south bank, the day wouldn't end properly, without getting over the Mittlere Brucke and exploring al fresco dining in Kleinbasel (Little Basel). Here's our pick on the ten most splendid attractions that make the tourism scene in Basel - namely, Basel Munster, Altstadt - Old town, Rheinfahre, Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum), Basel Paper Mill Museum, Zoo Basel, Rathaus, Jean Tinguely Museum, Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and Spalentor (City Gate)

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