Aargau and Basel are neighbouring regions in northwest Switzerland. This German-speaking area is ideal for exploring this corner of Europe, with two countries right on the doorstep and good rail and road connections to both.
From your holiday apartment in the Aargau-Basel area, there are plenty of things to see and do. The industrial city of Basel has the latest architectural offering and a buzzing art scene. In contrast, explore the Roman ruins, pretty villages and castles of Aargau. Named after the River Aare, the old town of Aarau has some beautifully painted eaves on the old buildings, known as “dachhimmel”. Walking along the scenic river valley is a pleasure for visitors, or go cycling along the trails in this scenic area. Visit the zoo in Basel, just 10 minutes from the railway station, and enjoy lunch at one of the zoo cafeterias. After exploring the cathedral at Munster, head down the steps by the Rhine and take a ferry across the river.
Art lovers will not want to miss spending time in the galleries of the Bayeler Foundation. The Museum Jean Tinguely in Basel features mechanical structures and sculptures by this talented artist while the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein showcases contemporary art pieces. The old city centre of Basel includes landmarks such as the 11th century cathedral and 16th century town hall. Closer to home, the nearby town of Augusta Raurica is easy to reach on a short train ride and has some of Switzerland’s best preserved Roman remains. Other charming places to visit from your Aargau-Basel holiday home include the spa town of Baden and charming Lenzburg with its lovely Habsburg castle and local museum.
Holiday rentals in the Aargau-Basel region enjoy warm summers and cold snowy winters. Average temperatures reach 25°C (77°F) in July, with cooler nights. Temperatures are pleasant in spring and autumn, around 15-20°C (59-68°F) during the day. From December to March the Aargau region has temperatures hovering around freezing. The area has precipitation all year round and plenty of snow in the winter.
The nearest airport to Aargau-Basel holiday rentals is the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL, MLH, EAP) which is one of the few airports in the world operated by two countries: France and Switzerland. It has many international and domestic flights, and is served by EasyJet and British Airways from the UK. The airport is about 46 miles from holiday homes in Aagau, Basel and the best way to reach it is by hiring a car at the airport and driving along the A3.