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Leisure time & excursions

Merian Gardens

Basel Region

The Merian Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden, a historic park and a carefully designed place for relaxation on the outskirts of the city of Basel. They draw visitors all year round with their stunning array of blooms, unique variety of plants and impressive botanical collections.

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ViaGottardo, Basel–Liestal

Tour type: Day Tour
Time required: 1/2 Day
Length of tour: 24 km
Altitude gain: 520 m

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Rhein-Route, Rheinfelden–Basel

Tour type: Day Tour
Time required: 1/2 Day
Length of tour: 24 km
Altitude gain: 80m

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Nord-Süd-Route, Basel–Aarau

Tour type: Day Tour
Time required: 1/2 Day
Length of tour: 57 km
Altitude gain: 700 m

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Disused railway hike Pratteln to Läufelfingen

Basel Region

This hike along the old, disused Hauenstein railway line from Pratteln via Liestal and Sissach to Läufelfingen is a real treat, with plenty to see and discover along the way – not only for train lovers!

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aquabasilea

Basel Region

Experience a day of fun and relaxation you will never forget at the most diverse waterworld paradise in Switzerland. Enjoy the revitalising properties of the natural element of water during a relaxing visit to aquabasilea.

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Monkey Mountain – Montagne des Singes

Frankreich

Discover Barbary macaques in the wild at the foot of the Château du Haut-Kœnigsburg. A thrilling excursion for all the family!

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Colmar & Eguisheim

Frankreich

The journey to Colmar is a magical trip through hilltop vineyards and flower-filled villages.

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Golf in Bad Bellingen

Deutschland

The Basel region also has plenty to offer golf enthusiasts, for example the Drei-Thermen golf resort in Bad Bellingen.

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Europa-Park

Deutschland

Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, is probably the most spectacular leisure park in the region. With over a hundred attractions and shows in 14 European themed areas, the park is a delight for both young and older visitors.

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Dampfbad Basel

Basel Zentrum

Dampfbad Basel is a small tranquil spa located in the north of the city. It is an oasis of wellness and relaxation, a place to escape the pressures of everyday life for an hour or two.

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Park im Grünen

Basel Region

The Park in Grünen is a well-loved recreational area on the edge of the city. The asphalted paths are enjoyed by walkers, skaters and bicycle riders and there are also sports facilities, playgrounds and wonderful green spaces.

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Antoniuskirche

Basel Flughafen

Built between 1925 and 1927 by architect Karl Moser, the church in the St. Johann district was Switzerland's first concrete place of worship, built from unfinished exposed concrete.

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Explore Basel with Pokémon Go

Pokémon fever is also rife in Basel. All digital monster hunters are bound to be rewarded in the historic Old Town, near the well-known sights, in many of its parks and by the banks of the Rhine.

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Border triangle

Basel Region

The point at which Germany, France and Switzerland converge and boats sail off towards the North Sea is also a transport hub for the supply of raw materials to Switzerland. A unique meeting place for three countries, languages and cultures.

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