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Basel can look back on over 2,000 years of history. There has been a settlement here since Celtic times – and for good reason. Its geographic location between Vosges, the Black Forest and the Jura Mountains gives our city an exceptional amount of sunshine and one of the warmest climates in Switzerland. As well as encouraging a growing number of people to move to Basel, this is drawing more and more major companies to the city each year.

Yes. Almost everywhere in our city visitors can pay with Euro notes. The change is always in Swiss Francs!

At SBB Change at the main station, or at most banks.

Whether Swiss francs, euros, US dollars, British pounds or other currencies - Migros Change at the Drachen-Center Basel offers the best exchange rates without expenses or fees.

We accept CHF, EUR (notes and coins), PostFinance Card, Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, AmericanExpress and Basel Tourism vouchers.

At post offices, newsstands, petrol stations, from the Federal Customs Administration or online.

All information about parking in Basel can be found at this link.

You can rent bicycles from “Rent A Bike” in Basel SBB main station. Visitors with a BaselCard pay just CHF 20 per day.

You may use the toilet facilities at all cafés, restaurants and individual businesses in Basel which display the “Nette Toilette” sign at the entrance. You can easily find a toilet in your vicinity by using the “Nette Toilette” app.

In Basel SBB railway station, in the main hall on the 1st basement floor. Payment method: coins in CHF, Maestro, PostFinance card, V Pay, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, myOne, Diners, JCB, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, SBB gift cards.