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Bordered by France and Germany and split into two by the Rhine river, Basel, Switzerland, is a fantastic city full of art, culture, festivals, and museums. Book your hostel to coincide with one of the city’s great festivals. Basel is home to Fasnacht: the biggest carnival in Switzerland which local people call ‘the three loveliest days of the year'. Then, in mid-June, the city hosts Art | Basel, which is the world’s premier fair for showcasing modern and contemporary art. Visit Basel Minster, the city’s cathedral; dominating the skyline, the red sandstone building dates back to 1019. Visit the Kunstmusuem Basel, a magnificent art gallery, which houses the largest art collection in Switzerland including an entire room full of Picasso paintings.