The country's oldest University city, Basel, Switzerland, sees a huge influx of visitors each year. It has emerged as the center for pharmaceutical and chemical industry, and blends modernization with a strange nostalgia of the past. Located on the Rhine River in northwestern Switzerland, Basel is home to a host of museums, brilliant architecture, and cultural activities that will leave you mesmerized. Plan your stay at one of the strategically located hostels in Basel, Switzerland, and enjoy easy access to the city's most historic landmarks.
Basel is home to many small boutiques, book stores, and food courts that get you salivating the moment the rich aroma of their wares hits your nostrils. This open-minded and tradition-conscious city with its blend of modern buildings and relics of the old will make you feel like you are in and out of a time machine as you walk through its streets. Some places you should definitely visit include the Romanesque Gothic Cathedral and the large market square with its red sandstone Town Hall.
Most of the Switzerland's museums can be found in Basel and some of them -- such as the Basel Art Museum -- are internationally renowned. The city is also home to the symphony orchestra and the chamber orchestra, as well as several musical theaters featuring international productions. If you prefer to enjoy a bit of time in peace with nature, Basel, Switzerland, has several parks and gardens such as the Botanical Gardens. Stroll along the banks of the River Rhine or stop over at the city's zoo and get some insight into the Namibian Savannah at the Etoscha House.
To complete your experience in this city, book your accommodation at one of the hostels in Basel, Switzerland. Apart from economical accommodation, the Basel, Switzerland hostels are clean and well maintained, and have all the comforts of home. Most are within easy access of the city center, while some Basel, Switzerland hostels lie on the outskirts of the town, giving you a beautiful blend of the city and its surrounding countryside. Book your Basel, Switzerland hostels in advance, as tourism is one of the biggest industries in Basel, and you may find yourself stranded without accommodation if you delay.
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