Basel, Switzerland - Home of BASELWORLD The World Watch and Jewelry Show
Basel is a beautiful old town. For those who have never experienced it there is so much to discover outside of exquisite jewelry and precision watches.
A LITTLE CULTURE
Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the world's oldest art collection accessible to the public. And let's not forget the children. Basel holds so many fun and exciting child friendly (and the young at heart but no longer children) things to do year round.
If you are arriving at the Hauptbahnhof (Main trainstation) as we usually do I would recommend starting with the Zoo. After a short tram ride from the trainstation you will discover 24 acres to visit with plenty to do with the family on a sunny or rainy day. Don't miss the Australis House! A real treat from down under. Click Here
Jean Tinquely was an ingenius scuptor fascinating us with his love of complication and wit. His machines and paintings decorate the city. A museum dedicated to his life and works can be visited by clicking here check it out. The Museum Tinguely is something that watch lovers really don't want to miss. Take the kids, too! They'll love it.
Carnival = Fasnacht My earliest memories of Basel include the laughs and jokes from Carnival. The Balois are know for their off beat humor and love of satire. Fasnacht is only for a couple of days. The next Baseler Fasnacht starts on Morgestraich, Febuary 27th, 2012, at 4 a.m. with drums rolling and piccolos piping, so you have time to get there. Fasnacht Website