Basel is located in the heart of Europe and spreads across both banks of the Rhine River. The city is strategically placed in the center of the border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland, and is framed by the splendid landscape of the Swiss Jura Mountains, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. Basel is the cultural capital of Switzerland, a dynamic economic center, a city of art and ancient history – simply said a pocket-size cosmopolitan city.
Tour Jewish Basel with us, and discover the remarkable continuity of Jewish life and heritage in this beautiful city on the Rhine River. Theodor Herzl made Basel famous in the Jewish world and it still is known as the "Birthplace of zionism". Located in the heart of Europe, at the meeting point of France, Germany and Switzerland, a visit there brings heritage alive. Against the backdrop of the Swiss Jura Mountains, Germany’s Black Forest, and the Vosges in Alsace, Basel’s colorful 800-year history is intimately entwined with the Jewish life of the city, which can be traced back just as long.
Explore Basel’s Jewish heritage on our Basel Jewish tour, touching on the city’s old Jewish cemetery, the Jewish Museum of Basel, and learning about the history of the famous Great Synagogue of Basel. Learn the stories behind Basel Old City highlights like the Basel Rathaus (City Hall), and the BaslerMünster (Cathedral) and hear the Jewish history of Basel’s Stadtcasino (historic Symphony Hall).