Explore this fascinating city where three nations converge—Switzerland, France and Germany—by foot. Basel’s Old Town is an inviting cluster of medieval buildings spread on a hilly riverbank. Visit its lively Market Square, surrounded by guild halls of late Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles. Admire the ornate spires of the Town Hall, and the thin towers of the 13th-century Romanesque Basler Munster Cathedral. Its red sandstone was quarried from the nearby Vosges Mountains in neighboring France. Behind the cathedral, an open terrace affords views of the Rhine River and the traditional cable ferries that use the river’s current to carry passengers back and forth.
START: 2 PM
DURATION: about 2 hours