Basel Destination Guide
Delve into Basel in Switzerland!
Basel in the region of Basel-Stadt with it's 164,488 residents is a city in Switzerland - some 43 mi (or 69 km) North of Berne, the country's capital.
Current time in Basel is now 08:48 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Zurich" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zurich, Bottmingen, Binningen, Berne, Basel or Bologna. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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The Chicago Tribute Band @ Atlantis (Bas...
The New Year's eve concert 1992 in Atlantis - Basel - Switzerland with the trip images
City Night Line with dispolok ES64U2 MRC...
BUBEN&ZORWEG - X-007 - LIVE at Baselworl...
BUBEN&ZORWEG X-007 presented at BASELWORLD 2010. At first glance the high-security safe resembles more an objet d'art than a strongbox (which is itself a security factor!). It is security device that ...
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Interesting facts about this location
University of Basel
The University of Basel is located in Basel, Switzerland, and is considered to be one of leading universities in the country. In 2011, QS World University Rankings ranked the university 151st overall in the world, while a year before it was ranked 96–98th worldwide according to the Russian based Global University Ranking.
Located at 47.56, 7.57 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Gate of Steinen
The Gate of Steinen is a former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel, Switzerland. It was pulled down in 1866 along with all but three city gates and most of the city walls.
Basel Historical Museum
Opened in 1894, the Basel Historical Museum (German: Historisches Museum Basel) is one of the largest and most important museums of its kind in Switzerland, and a heritage site of national significance.
The Birsig is a rather small river in eastern France and northern Switzerland. Its source is in the village Biederthal, in the French Haut-Rhin department, near the Swiss border. The Birsig is about 21 kilometers long and its watershed area is about 82 square kilometers. It flows variably through Swiss and French territory and through the Birsig Valley. Afterwards it passes the city of Basel, where it enters the Rhine river (left bank).
Walls of Basel
The Basel City Walls are a former complex of walls in the central part of the Swiss city of Basel. The first city wall was completed around 1080 under bishop Burkhard von Fenis. A newer wall was constructed around 1230, which is known as the Inner Wall. In 1362 the construction of a larger wall complex began due to the city's expansion; it was completed in 1398, and is known as the Outer Wall. In 1859 the city's executive decided to raze wall and gates to the ground.
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