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).... 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) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.