Where is the best area to stay in Basel?
Basel is with its 180’000 residents the third largest city of Switzerland. Home to 40 museums, the city of culture has the highest concentration of museums in the country. But, above all, it strives with true international spirit due to the proximity to France and Germany and the high amount of expats living in Basel. About 30% of the population are coming from hundreds of different countries. While Switzerland has four official languages, the language spoken in Basel is Swiss German.
The best area to stay in Basel is the Old Town of “Grossbasel” as it is the most central neighborhood in the city. It’s home to the City Hall – an impressive red sandstone building from the 16th century right on the Market Square. Culture lovers can also discover the a wide range of museums. Before all the recently opened Art Museum of Basel designed by the architects Christ & Gantenbein. Grossbasel convinces with its proximity to the river Rhine - an inviting spot to rest a while.