Easy exploring in Basel, Switzerland – public transport, BaselCard and advantages for the disabled

Basel Zoo, ©Haxxah and KraZug/Flickr

Basel Zoo, ©Haxxah and KraZug/Flickr

One might try to describe shortly the charm and atmosphere which the city of Basel emits but that person would utterly fail soon. Some call it a cultural city of Switzerland while others mention it as a university town but these references are merely attempts to depict the richness of this beautiful city in history, culture, relaxation and entertainment. When you visit Basel there will be numberless museums you can explore, performances at the theatre which you can attend or if you like to keep it simple just head towards the Rhine and have a dip. No matter what activity you choose a fun and spectacular time is guaranteed! Come and explore the wonderful city of Basel. 

Public transport

It is hard to miss the yellow and green trams of Basel which have become integral elements of the city landscape. Move around the city comfortably using the bus network which ensures that all locals or visitors can get to wherever they need to quickly and effectively. The busses will take you around the city or if you need it, across the border to Germany or France.

Basel green tram, ©vitalyzator/Flickr

Basel green tram, ©vitalyzator/Flickr

BaselCard – the cheapest way to see the city

Purchasing a BaselCard offers you several advantages. With this special card you get lots of free stuff such as a city tour, entry to the Zoo of Basel, a ferry trip, a treasure hunt, discount to boat cruises, shops, spas, restaurants and cinemas. Also the entrance fee into many museums is for a reduced price. Get your own BaselCard at any of the tourism offices or hotels.

Basel Zoo, ©Haxxah and KraZug/Flickr

Basel Zoo, ©Haxxah and KraZug/Flickr

The card for 24 hours costs 17 Euros for adults and 9 Euros for children under 16. A card valid for 48 hours costs 23 Euros for adults and 12 Euros for children. There is also a 72 hour card which costs 30 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children. Do not hesitate. Explore Basel with the help of BaselCard.

Basel for the disabled

The city of Basel can be accessed by anyone. There is barrier-free and obstacle-free public transport and other essential requirements available for the disabled. There is a special map of the city which was issued particularly for wheelchair users.

Disable sign, ©Steve A Johnson/Flickr

Disable sign, ©Steve A Johnson/Flickr

The map contains a set of information on mobility in the city. Even the Rhine can be accessed easily and safely by the disabled. On the map you will find lots of practical information which can assist a person with disabilities such as wher to find public lacatory facitilties, restaurants and cafés which can be accessed by wheelchair users.

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