Visitors to Switzerland usually don't spend much time in Basel, even though it is the country's third-largest city and has a lot to offer—particularly art.
Its location is its biggest asset. It's on the Rhine River where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, which makes Basel a good base only 60 mi/100 km north of Bern for exploring three scenic areas: the Jura (in Switzerland and France), the Vosges (France) and the Black Forest (Germany). Basel truly is a meeting point of the three cultures ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2015 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.