The center of the region is the cosmopolitan city of Basel, which is also the oldest university city in Switzerland. It is located on the Rhine and borders Germany and France. With over 40 museums, Basel has the highest density of museums in the country and therefore bears the nickname "Cultural Capital of Switzerland" not without reason. Baselland is characterized by the lovely Jura landscape and is ideal for cycling and hiking. The region is also rich in historical sites from Roman times and the Middle Ages.