Car hire Basel information
The big city of Basel lies at the mighty Rhine River in the famous Dreiländerecke. Germany and France are just a stone throw away. The city is also well known for the many pharmaceutical companies.
A car for hire in Basel is a great way to enjoy the highlights
Use the services like a pre-booked car for rent in Basel on your arrival at the Europe Basel-Mulhouse International Airport, a few km away from the city.
Basel is one of the three big renewed international cities in Switzerland, together with Zurich and Geneva.
It is a remarkable place, full of activities with a fantastic old part and many quiet places for recharging the batteries as well. Its surrounding area has a sympatric and quiet atmosphere in a splendid nature with gentle hills, covered in forest. The flat area with its rich soil is mainly grassland and covered with a fantastic bouquet of wild flowers.
Explore the city
Rent a car in Basel and drive to the inner center where you have to park the car due to most of the old town being a car free area. Stroll along the cobble stone alleys and squares lined with fantastic old buildings, housing a huge variety of small and exquisite shops. It is a delight for any shopaholic and their display can match with most other famous cities in the world. One of its main highlights is the Romanesque cathedral and the Renaissance town hall. The many outdoor cafes and restaurants are very inviting for a rest.
The parks are fantastic and you should visit the most interesting zoo in Switzerland, reconstructed in the most endurable way for the animals with fantastic landscapes.
Basel holds several fairs; the best known is the world’s biggest International Watch and Jewelry Fair, Basel World.
The night entertainment is maybe not as various as in Zurich but you will find your favorable venue with theaters, classical or modern performances and numerous bars and clubs.
Basel is a gateway to the Swiss Jura Mountains and nearby cities in the Mittelland are Aarau, Zürich and Berne.
A tour to the City of Lights
Hire a car in Basel and drive to one of the most visited cities in Switzerland, Lucerne.
It is a must to see this fairy tale place. In less then one hour you can park your car outside the old part of Lucerne. Stroll through the small cobble stone alleys and have a close look at the astonishing houses with their marvelous painted facades. It is absolutely photogenic with the adjoining Lake Lucerne and towering snowy peaks in the background.
Tour independently when you have the services of a car rental in Basel
Basel and its surrounding area is full of other gems and therefore worthwhile to spend a few days in this great city. Sure you will have a grandiose and unforgettable time! This is especially true if you have had the right presence of mind to book your car online before coming and at the same time enjoying great discounts when you book early!