Basel, located along the Rhine River, is among the important and better known cities of Switzerland. It is considered as the main access to the Swiss Jura Mountains and is located quite close to the cities of Zurich and Lucerne. The Rhine River meanders through the city segregating it into two parts. On the southern and western banks lies the Great Basel in the heart of which is the medieval old town. On the northern bank is the Little Basel, which is hip and happening. There are a few Muslim-friendly facilities in Basel including a few mosques and halal restaurants. The city is a cosmopolitan destination because of its bustling industrial scene and a considerable student population. Basel is also located close to the German and French borders.
The city is the sunniest in the country and is best to visit during the summer months. The city features historic as well as modern architecture which is good to look around. Visitors can take a boat ride along the Rhine which is a great experience. The best attraction in the city is the medieval Old Town. The architecture, Market Square and the gated walls of the old city are must-visits. Walking around is the best way to see the Old Town.
Basel is home to numerous museums that give visitors an insight into the culture and history of the city and the region. The Antikenmuseum Basel is an interesting antique museum and one of the must-visit destinations in the city. Other good museums in Basel are Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum der Kulturen and Museum Jean Tinguely. The Basel Zoo is also a good attraction for people of all age groups.
Basel is a great city for shopping lovers too. The street from Claraplatz to Marktplatz features a number of shops. The Old Town area has numerous interesting shops and kiosk offering different types of souvenirs.
Basel is served by the Euro airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. It is a tri-national airport located about 4km from Basel. The airport is located on the French side and is conveniently connected to Basel by a custom-free roadway. From the airport visitors can take buses to reach Basel BB train station. Most of the hotels offer airport pick and drop from the airport.
Travellers can find a few Muslim-friendly restaurants in Basel. The best halal restaurants to dine in Basel include Restaurant Aladin, Cigköfte, Indian Tandoori Palace, Musical Grill Restaurant, etc.
There are a few mosques in Basel. The prominent mosques in Basel include King Faisal Islamic Center, Ar-RahmaVerrein, Basel Masjid, IslamischeKulturStiftung, etc.