Welcome to a new edition of our blog series “the carathotels proudly present”. After Anika Deblin from carathotel Düsseldorf Carlsplatz and Wenke Jungk from hoteltraube Rüdesheim, we’ll acquaint you with the managing director of our carathotel Basel /Weil am Rhein today!
Carnival in Basel (“Basler Fasnacht” in German) brings out the best in the city’s inhabitants – at least that’s what they say. This year, we wanted to prove the truth of this statement and thus joined the parades on the “most beautiful three days of the year” – or “drey scheenschte Dääg”, as people in Basel say. We definitely got to know a completely new side of Basel and Carnival itself.
There is much to see in most cities – regardless of whether you’re planning to take a city trip or want to use some time between business meetings for a little bit of sightseeing. However, as you know, exploring a city can quickly become rather expensive. Visiting museums, participating in city tours or using public transport, especially when you’re travelling with the whole family, can easily put a strain on.
Once a year, Basel is getting wet. Passing under two large bridges and right through Basel city, the annual swim in the river Rhine is a long-standing tradition. Nearly half of the city’s population jumps into the water to float down the river for about 1.8 km during this great event.
Sometimes, a city trip can turn out to be rather expensive. Public transport tickets, entrance fees, a short trip by train or ferryboat – costs can quickly spiral out of control. At the end of the day, your wallet is suddenly empty and you have a hard time remembering where you spent all your money.
Basel is located right at the heart of the country triangle formed by Germany, Switzerland and France – although it’s mostly sunny in this region, there are bound to be some rainy days as well. It’s particularly unfortunate to experience one of these rare rainy days while you’re on a long-awaited vacation in Basel. After all, nobody likes to explore a new city in the pouring rain. However, we have good news for you: we know how to go on a trip through the Rhine metropolis without getting wet and spend a great day in Basel despite the bad weather. You’ll see – there are ways to have an awesome time in Basel even when the sun is not shining!
Naturally, there are more than only ten reasons for a trip to Basel. Nevertheless, we’ve listed the 10 best features Basel has to offer – at least in our opinion!