Basel is located on the banks of the Rhine in a picturesque valley between the Jura mountains of the Black Forest. The city is a major industrial and commercial center of Switzerland. Due to the proximity of the river, trade has always been brisk here, and intercultural ties have been actively developing. In the XV century, Pope Pius II founded the University of Basel, which made the city one of the important centers of European education.
The main attractions are located in the historical center around the Market Square. There are convenient walking routes for tourists. While walking through them, you can fully enjoy the beauty of urban architecture. Basel is also famous for an incredible number of interesting museums where the treasures of world art are stored.