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Where to pick up your car
The most popular car hire location is EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (BSL), just under 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 10km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Basel are Budget, Unirent, Dollar, Europcar and Enterprise.
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Warmest month: July (20°C)
Coldest month: January (2°C)
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Huddled within “three-country region,” Basel is a cultural gathering point.
Cornered by the borders of Germany and France, Switzerland’s third-largest city has often been a safe haven from political unrest. Today, it continues its open-arms legacy through a vibrant multicultural atmosphere. The bilingual city hosts Switzerland’s oldest university, founded in 1460, and a number of cultural attractions few other cities can match.
Basel’s old city is one of the best-preserved in Europe, and where you can admire the daily market and red sandstone architecture. And remember that with a car, there's plenty more to see just across the border.
The ultimate Basel road trip
Basel Airport BSL
Basel Airport is the third busiest airport in Switzerland (although the airport is technically in France).
Car hire pick up point
If you hire a car from the French side of the airport, desks are located in hall one on level two. If hiring from the Swiss side, desks are located in hall four on level two.
The city of miniature streams, cobbled streets and historic gems.
Home of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Grande Ile, and the European parliament.
A popular world heritage destination, famous for its museums and churches with impressive stained glass windows.
The metropolis of Swiss watchmaking and gateway to the Jura lakes.
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Rötteln CastleCountry: Germany
Driving time: 25 min
Situated on a mountain side surrounded by forest, the impressive castle ruins provide spectacular views. The 11th century fortification was once one of the most powerful in southwest Germany.
Schloss WildeggCountry: Switzerland
Driving time: 1 hour
Sitting in the midst of tranquil gardens and meadows, this Baroque castle was built during the 13th century. It was owned by 11 generations of the Effinger dynasty.
Château du Haut-KoenigsbourgCountry: France
Driving time: 1 hour 10 min
This castle is one of the most popular in France, attracting half a million visitors each year. Restored at the beginning of the 20th century, the castle’s hilltop location is as dramatic as its history.