Bahnhof Basel, BS

Watch the full episode on the SWISSVIEW APP.

Route: Elisabethenkirche – Basel Train Station SBB

Basel (259 m above sea level) lies in Northwestern Switzerland at the border to France and Switzerland. The third-largest city in Switzerland is characterized by openness and close cooperation with its neighboring countries. Today, the Rhine city is known as a cultural and economic center, among others for the pharmaceutical industry. The Rhine runs from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea and is one of the busiest rivers in the world.

Due to its proximity to other countries, Basel has two large train stations. The train stations Bahnhof Basel SBB (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, Swiss Federal Railways) and Bahnhof Basel SNCF (French: Société nationale des chemins de fer français, French Federal Railways) are considered the largest border stations in Europe. The train station Badischer Bahnhof on the other side of the Rhine is responsible for connections to Germany.

In the center of Basel lies one of the most important neo-Gothic churches in Switzerland: Elisabethenkirche. It was finished in 1864 and was thus the first church building in the center of Basel after the reformation.

Return to Movies