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Getting there & exploring the City

Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The Swiss city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Thanks to its manageable size and the excellent public transport network, it's quick and easy to get around the city.

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.

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.