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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Switzerland > Basel

Basel. Pop. 165,529. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg BSL, MLH, EAP. Best Time to go Ė year round location Ė for sight seeing, business, and summer walking. Basel is located in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine and due to itís strategic location itís origins extend back before Roman times. Development of the city grew culminating in Basel joining the fledgling Swiss Confederation in 1499. Access to the Rhine (Basel is the only port in Switzerland) helped the city to develop itís industrial power especially in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. The Swiss chemical industry operates largely from Basel, with Novartis, Syngenta, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Clariant, and Hoffmann-La Roche having their headquarteres there. Basel has strong sporting connections: Tennis Ace Roger Federer is from the area and the St. Jakob-Park stadium will host some of the matches in Euro 2008.

Basel Euro 2008 Hotels Rooms and Bookings

Basel Euro 2008 Hotels Reservation Euler Hotel Alexander Hotel Radisson SAS Hotel Swissotel Hotel Mercure Hotel Europe Basel Ramada Plaza Hotel and Basel online Reservations.

Euler Hotel - Centralbahnplatz 14 Basel

Euler Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 64 rooms. A traditional hotel in four-story corner building with a blue facade and dark blue street-level awning. All of the guest rooms are individually styled, some with antiques and tapestry drapes, to give a feeling of relaxed luxury. The hotel location is central and next to the Bahnhof SBB railway station where the airport bus stops. The old town is only 5 minutes walk away.

Euler Hotel - Centralbahnplatz 14 Basel

Basel - wikitravel

One of Switzerland's underrated tourist destinations, Basel has a beautiful medieval old town center, a Carnival that ranks with those of Venice and Rio de Janeiro, and several world class art museums built by architects like Renzo Piano, Mario Botta and Herzog & De Meuron.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - wikipedia

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA: BSL, MLH, EAP, ICAO: LFSB) is an international airport near Mulhouse (France), Basel (Switzerland), and Freiburg (Germany). It is located in France, on the administrative territory of the commune of Saint-Louis near the Swiss and German borders. Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is one of the few airports in the world operated jointly by two countries, France and Switzerland.

Roger Federer - wikipedia

Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1 since February 2, 2004 for a record 196 consecutive weeks. Widely regarded as the best player of his generation and among the elite group of all-time great male tennis players, he is considered by many as having the potential to become the greatest male tennis player ever. In 2007, he was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record third consecutive time.

Basel - wikipedia

Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city (165,529 inhabitants (2006); 731,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerland's second-largest urban area as of 2004. Located in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The city borders both Germany and France.

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