Basel is located in the very north of Switzerland and is home to around 175,000 people. The surrounding area is filled with blooming cherry trees in the spring and, because of its location right in the three-state area, it is only a short trip to see Germany’s Black Forest and the French countryside. The residents enjoy their picturesque city as well as many tourists every year. The river Rhine crosses the city and is a great meeting and leisure point in the summer, which contributes to Basel’s romantic character.  The diverse offering of cultural sights makes the third biggest Swiss city quite unique.