Seating by the river Rhine, in the border of 3 countries, Basel is a lively and cosmopolitan city.
Unlike its neighbours, it has a very well-preserved historical centre, spared by the wars.
The Tinguely Fountain represents perfectly Basel: historical, carefree and innovative.
From the cathedral, enjoy a fantastic view over the Rhine and admire the boats (and the swimmers!) being taken down by its current.
During the summer months you can even have a dip (drink in hand!) in one of the many fountains.