Nestled in Switzerland’s picturesque Rhine bend, Basel’s boulevards and winding streets are dotted with some of the best-preserved mediaeval buildings in Europe. Leave space in your itinerary for these top ten Basel attractions:
1. Art Basel
Possibly the city’s greatest visitor draw, this annual art show opens its doors this week and runs until 21 June. The festival comprises exhibitions, films and discussions between inspirational members of the arts community and deserves the description ‘the Olympics of the art world’. In recent years it has expanded to Hong Kong and Miami, but this is the authentic original.