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Located at the congruence of the Swiss, French and German borders is the third largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva - Basel. It is an amalgamation of the French, German and Swiss suburbs that make a population of about 830,000 people. Due to its position on the map, the city is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. From the French fashion and Romance to the German ballet and music to the Swiss class and aristocracy, a visitor to this city will never fail to get impressed. Trust me; you would want to know the following fun facts about the city.

Fun Facts about Basel

Located at the congruence of the Swiss, French and German borders is the third largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva - Basel. It is an amalgamation of the French, German and Swiss suburbs that make a population of about 830,000 people. Due to its position on the map, the city is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. From the French fashion and Romance to the German ballet and music to the Swiss class and aristocracy, a visitor to this city will never fail to get impressed. Trust me; you would want to know the following fun facts about the city.

1. The city is located on the banks of the Rhine River....and you would not want to miss the cruises, kayaking, canoeing and skiing experiences advanced by the tour operators here.

2. The city is the warmest in Switzerland. It averages 2 to 3 degrees Celsius over other cities around Switzerland. Imagine spending a sunny Christmas in Switzerland...yep, it is possible in Basel.

3. This is really silly, but you would be expected to know the story. In 1471 a chicken in Basel, Switzerland, was found guilty of laying a brightly colored egg "in defiance of natural law". It was burned at the stake as "a devil in disguise".

4. In Basel, and to a large extent in Switzerland, women are expected to outlive their male counterparts by 6 years...whether this is supported by facts is debatable.

5. Beware! It is against the law to bang your car door. Woe unto you of quick temper. Should your girlfriend make you angry, you are better off screaming at the top of your voice than banging a car door. It is considered rude (the Swiss and their aristocratic etiquette can get you crazy). The average New Yorker in Basel borders on being a common criminal (no pun intended pals).

6. Tourist attractions in Basel includes; zoo Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum of cultures, Museum Tinguely, St. Jacobshale, Basel Minster and many more.

A visit to Basel is akin to touring a large museum. You will get a museum for paintings, for music, for sports, for culture etc. It is one of the best places on the European continent to vacation.

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