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Highlights in Basel
- A paradise for foodies
- Life in green
- Amazing old town
- Culture hub
- A trip back to the Middle Ages
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Basel
Are you looking for holiday rentals or lettings in Basel to enjoy this beautiful Swiss town for a few days? Basel is a very comfortable city which you can visit easily on foot, so wherever you choose to stay, you will always be close to the main sightseeing locations. Choose a letting near the beautiful old town with a thriving cultural scene or feel the charm of St. Alban, a neighbourhood known as Little Venice. Enjoy the comfort of a holiday rental in Altstadt Grossbasel if it is the first time you visit the city. . For cheap accommodation, Gundeldingen is the place to be. Those travelling with families will love Bachletten, but if you want to hit the vibrant nightlife scene, stay in Altstadt Kleinbasel. Don't wait any longer and book your holiday rental in Basel today!Fantastic rentals with a balcony
Enjoy the views in the morning as you grab your cup of coffee and breath in the fresh Swiss air while admiring the views from the balcony of a modern property. These cosy and central lettings are the ideal stay for families, couples, solo travellers and small groups of friends who wish to enjoy a nice holiday in a vibrant city full of charm. The interiors are decorated in light colours and they have all the necessary amenities to make your stay an unforgettable one.
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The area and getting around
Located northwest of Switzerland, Basel is the third most populous city and the second largest urban area in the country. The succulent cuisine together with its cultural scene and a gorgeous old town make Basel one of those destinations you must visit! It is located just 100 km from Bern, 99 km from Lucerne and 87 km from Zurich, and very close to beautiful natural sites such as Lake Neuchâtel Thal Regional Nature Park and the Vosges Regional Nature Park so, day trips are always a good option to get to know the country.A balance between tradition and modernity
In Basel you just have to cover short distances and almost all the tourist attractions are within its old town, very close to each other. The best way to get to know the city is on foot. Its architectural variety and the buildings are impressive. This is one of the cities in Europe that has one of the best preserved and gorgeous old towns. Every corner, every street, every cafe will surprise you with old 15th century buildings blending in perfectly with more contemporary structures. Stay in Basel’s old town and enjoy every minute of that perfect balance between tradition and modernity.
Travellers and activities
Basel is the ideal destination to go to as a family. In addition to the great variety of monuments, gardens, parks and restaurants that you will find in the city, you can also enjoy other activities the little ones will love for sure. Go for a day trip to the zoo and visit the aquarium. But also, you should know that Basel is home to the largest toy museum in Europe, where more than 6,000 objects are exhibited recreating different scenes, being the collection of teddy bears the most important in the world, both for quantity and quality. And adventurer spirit? Then try a City Treasure Hunt! Solve some tricky puzzles and answer several questions. They will love it!Basel for culture lovers
Basel is a true paradise for travellers who are looking for cities brimming art and culture. And here, the city is home to nothing less than 40 museums. This is the largest number of museums per inhabitant in the entire country! Some of them are internationally famous, such as the Museum of Art, the Museum of the sculptor Jean Tinguely or the Museum of Cultures. But it also has interesting galleries and small theatres, and is home to the Symphony Orchestra and the Basel Chamber Orchestra. Basel is, without a doubt, your next destination.
Did you know the 20 Grand Slam titles holder, Roger Federer, was born in 1981 in Basel?
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This theme park is just fifty minutes ride from Basel in Rust, Germany. It is home to hundreds of rides and shows distributed in 14 European themed areas specially decorated to depict every region they represent. The little ones will have the times of their lives and the parents will bring back the inner child! Have a fun day surrounded by water rides, shows, rollercoasters and much more. You have to come to see it!2. Get surrounded by green
Thanks to its many parks, tree-lined avenues and gardens, We can consider Basel as a leafy city due to the amount of parks, tree-lined streets and avenues and the beautiful gardens around. The city is home to several botanical gardens and a multitude of parks including Elisabethenanlage, The Botanical Gardens, Merian Gardens, Park im Grünen, Kannenfeldpark or Schützenmattpark. Stroll along the bank of the Rhine in the afternoon or enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the city offers. Visit the Etosha Haus zoo, the largest zoo in Switzerland. It houses a great variety of animals both from the region and more exotic destinations. An ideal activity to do as a family, right?3. Discover the top 10 sites
Basel is home to many sights and attractions that range from modern architecture, to a historic old town. This is the perfect spot to explore! A nice walk through the old town during the day and a visit to Basi Minster. nd’s cultural capital. Admire the colourful City Hall and the market square where it’s located. Cross the Gate of Spalen or the Mittlere Brücke, one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea. Do not miss the opportunity to see the point at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge! This is a unique meeting point for three territories, three languages and three cultures. Visit the Exhibition Centre and the largest archaeological park in Switzerland, Augusta Raurica. Enjoy all these unique sights here in Basel!4. Go back to medieval times: Castles and fortresses
Castles are always a highlight for romantics, are they not? Think about all those stories of princes and princesses living in fortresses and castles in the Middle Ages. Dating from the 13th century, Bottmingen Castle is one of the few castles in Switzerland still intact. In the heart of the Alsace wine-growing region, lies the magnificent Château Haut-Koenigsbourg. Rötteln Castle is worth a visit, near Lörrach and the castle of Bürgeln, a manor house in Markgräflerland, are both worth a visit.5. Try the most succulent culinary treats
Swiss is a culinary paradise for foodies and those who wish to explore new flavours, recipes and culinary art. From traditional and tasty dishes to regional specialities that will delight your taste buds. The cuisine in Switzerland combines different influences from Germany, North Italy and France and the special touch of every region. Some dishes have become a byword of Switzerland and cheese lovers know it well. Delicious cheese fondues with melted cheese and bread cubes are a must! Try some yummy raclette with "Gschwellti" (jacket potatoes) or indulge on Swiss cheese varieties including the soft Vacherin, the aromatic Appenzeller, the full-flavoured Sbrinz, the famous Emmentaler and the Gruyère or the decorative Tête de Moine. But savoury dishes also include traditional Älplermagronen, saucissons, the Olma Bratwurst or the Berner Platte. In Basel, you definitely must try the flour soup or the sweet gingerbread biscuits called Basler Leckerli, sweet Mässmogge or a Swiss hot chocolate with whipped cream on top!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Basel
With an average price of £207.44 per night, Basel lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday rentals in Switzerland.
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Basel in January, February, and November the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £165, £165.3, and £175.41 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Basel, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, August, October and September with average prices per night of £251.08, £238.53, and £231.66, respectively.
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Basel, as only 28% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Basel were January, May, and March with average availabilities of 36.5%, 36.4% and 33.25%, respectively.
The accommodations in Basel reach their peak in demand in October, with an availability rate of 21.4%. The second most requested month is August, with 22%, and the third is June with 23%.
We have collected the offers from 5 different providers in Basel, so we can provide you with around 230 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!