WHEN BEST TO GO
Situated in the beautiful Rhine valley, Basel boasts the highest average temperatures in Switzerland.
This year-round destination is at its best during spring and summer, when warm weather and long evenings are the perfect accompaniment to enjoy all that Basel has to offer. Alternatively, the city’s renowned Christmas markets and wonderful seasonal decorations make it an ideal festive retreat.
Basel residents are justifiably proud of their city, which is clean, safe and relaxed. Baslers demand that tourists are equally as respectful of their city in return. Smoking is banned in all public places.
Casual dress. Jacket and tie in some restaurants; check with your concierge.
Swiss German, with English spoken in most major establishments.
$1 = CHF 0.84
£1 = CHF 1.34
€1 = CHF 1.20
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE
24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT
Roman Catholic or Swiss Reformed Church
TYPICAL OPENING HOURS
Shops open from 8.30am to 6.30pm and there is late night shopping on Thursdays, when some stores open until 8pm. On Saturdays shops open from 9am to 5pm. On Sundays the majority of stores are closed.
FISCHER LIMOUSINE AG
Fischer Limousine AG is an independent family owned Swiss company built on professionalism, flexibility and discretion.
Fischer offers experienced and multilingual drivers, all with extensive local knowledge, who will chauffeur you to your destination in exclusive luxury. Available around the clock, Fischer Limousine are equally adept at event planning and transport management, allowing the elite traveler to relax in the knowledge they are in safe, professional hands.