During the summer months, Basel's natural 'joie de vivre' is at its most noticeable. Along the banks of the Rhine River, you will meet sun-worshippers, people taking a walk, lounging students and executives relaxing. Many Basel residents also love to indulge in a special type of recreational fun. On warm days, they eagerly take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the Rhine. Take advantage of our great special offer and follow their example, because anyone who joins the bathers down at the Rhine will experience for themselves why Basel is known for its Mediterranean flair.