Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.
Known for its ski resorts and hiking trails.
Banking and finance are key industries in Switzerland.
And of course Swiss watches and Chocolate are world renowned.
The Official languages are: French, German, Romansh, and Italian.
Basel is one of Switzerland’s most interesting cities.
Basel lies roughly between the Rhine river and the old city gate at Spalentor.
Basel is not a large city but it has a great charm that makes you want to stay in it’s antique stone streets forever.
Basel introduce a modern and whimsical fountain by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
It’s located in the middle of historic houses; it’s an ingenious water-spouting sculpture made of scrap metal.
In the winter, it freezes into ingenious looking ice sculptures.
An old paper mill has been turned into a museum of writing, printing, and paper.
The printing and papermaking processes are shown with actual working machinery.
You can watch the laborious production of handmade paper.
Basel is also home to a large zoo, affectionately known as the Zolli by locals.
The lion, penguins and exotic birds, seem to be favorites.
The zoo has been particularly successful in breeding rhinoceros and cheetahs.
Basel has great hotels, motels, car rentals, tours, cruises and restaurants.
Basel is also a great place to take a boat trip.