Basel, the 'city of three countries', is situated in northern Switzerland on the border to France and Germany and is definitely tri-cultural. To visit this unique city, fly with Austrian Airlines to Basel and experience one of the cultural centres of Europe. Transfers from the city centre to 'Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg' Airport, are quick and simple from the the central station. The Rhine River adds to the picturesque nature of the city. As Switzerland's second largest city, Basel boasts a range of cultural, culinary and creative activities, from theatres to shopping and from cruises to churches. Try to visit during 'Basler Fasnacht' (Carnival) for a truely lively and entertaining experience. Don't forget to try the 'Basler Läckerli' cookies, and maybe see a show at the Basel Theatre, which has been rated to stage the best German-language performances.