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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.
Augusta Raurica is a Roman city founded in 44 BC. It is located about 10 km east of Basel. In its heyday, about 20,000 people lived here on the south bank of the Rhine. Today the excavation site has become a place of encounter. In the archaeological park you can learn how people lived back then. You can participate in workshops to learn how ointments and oils were made back then. Or you can learn how the Romans once baked their bread or pottered their dishes. The impressive amphitheater on the site once held 10,000 visitors. Every year at the end of August, a huge Roman festival takes place here. Besides a museum, you can also visit a reconstructed city villa - the "Roman House".
The Basel region offers a lovely landscape with gentle elevations. In spring, the cherry trees blossom in many parts. From Reigoldswil, the panorama gondolas travel all year round up the Jura heights of almost 1000 meters to Wasserfallen. From the mountain station you can then ride down on a scooter in summer, while in winter the route becomes a toboggan run
Other vantage points in the Basel region are
In addition to a visit to Augusta Raurica, a visit to the zoo - called "Zolli" among the people of Basel, or to an animal park is also a good idea. The Lange Erlen Zoo, for example, shows red and fallow deer, lynxes and wild cats