Basel is located along the Rhine river near the border of France and Germany. Basel is very much a family friendly city and offers plenty of attractions to keep the young ones busy. From zoos, to interactive galleries, and gardens, there are plenty of places for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Now here are a few suggestions of places you should consider visiting:
The Fine Arts Museum, also known as Kunstmuseum, has a really interesting collection of paintings and other works of art. There are various sections displaying everything from medieval to contemporary creations. In fact, you could spend hours just admiring the art pieces that have been laid out.
Something which both kids and adults will like is the zoo. The big animals are a huge attraction. These include the hippo, elephant, apes, snow leopard and so on. The penguin walk is something that simply cannot be missed. The place is well kept and the animals look happy and well fed.
You will also want to make time to go across the Rhine river. You can do it in a comfortable and unique style by using the Rheinfahre. Most people are aware of it but they would like to see on their own how boatmen make use of the Rhine current for moving their boat.
Next is the Botanischer Garten Bruglingen where you can spend a whole day. Both kids and grown ups love this place as there are herb gardens, kids areas and so much more to enjoy.
The Basel Paper Mill Museum will let you make your own paper! There are a number of activities where you can learn about printing as well as the paper making process.