Where Germany, France and Switzerland meet, conflict is never on the agenda. The borders that bring together the three nations run through Basel, Hüningen and Weil am Rhein. The centuries old shared history of South Baden, North-West Switzerland and Upper Alsace can still be seen today through transnational language, architecture and culture. The region attracts open-minded people; people who know how to appreciate the surrounding culinary and cultural diversity and who themselves creatively act out their joie de vivre. With its unspoilt, idyllic region, three border country is one of the most beautiful regions in Europe.
A day in Basel flies by between a wander around the old town, architecture hopping and museum visits. The collection of the Fondation Beyeler, which can be easily reached by tram, holds about 200 works of art from 20th century masters from Degas to Klee and Bacon.
Colmar in Alsace has been able to preserve the picturesque charm of its middle-age old town throughout the centuries. The city is also famous for the cathedral and the pleasant atmosphere of the Christmas markets. At Museum Unterlinden one can be amazed by the famous Isenheim Altarpiece of Matthias Grünewald. Colmar is also a part of the famous Alsatian wine route, which showcases castles from the middle ages and many flower-filled villages.
Apart from the exciting fairground rides and opulent shows, the charming settings representing different countries for the Europa-Park make it one of the prettiest amusement parks in the world. Thus many TV programmes are broadcast from here.
The famous cathedral or the La Petite France quarter with its half-timbered houses are picturesque testimonies to the past. With the European Parliament, the Le Vaisseau discovery centre or its Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg shows off its progressive side.
Architect Frank Gehry was responsible for the Guggenheim in Bilbao and for the unusual building design of the Vitra Design Museum in the three country border city of Weil am Rhein. The museum has an important designer furniture collection and offers temporary exhibitions.
Europe’s most powerful waterfall: At Schaffhausen the Rhine thunders into Switzerland at a width of 150 metres over the rocks. You can get close to the natural spectacle on tour boats. The Schlössli Wörth and Schloss Laufen offer wonderful views from both sides of the river.
We arrange free use of the Freiburg route network during your stay.
Apart from exciting books, we also lend e-bikes and classic City-Bikes for a Freiburg sightseeing tour. > More info (PDF)