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Fountains bathing


Swimming in the Rhine is Basel's most public sport. But another trend has emerged in the city over the past few years: bathing in the fountains.

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Those who don't fancy jumping into the Rhine can cool off in one of Basel’s many historic fountains with a view of the old town, right in the city centre, or in one of the suburbs. The people of Basel certainly know how to enjoy life: grab your favourite drink, a few friends and your swimming trunks or costume, and sit down together in the cool water.

It’s like a jacuzzi in the centre of the city! There’s plenty to choose from. We’ve put together a few of the best bathing fountains for you here.