Basel Switzerland is a culturally rich city that stands at the crossroads of three countries: France, Germany and Switzerland. After serving as a Roman fort, the city was later ruled by prince-bishops for nearly 1,000 years. ~~ Basel is a fantastic place to visit! The food is phenomenal, the people are friendly and you can visit 3 countries in the same day. Most everyone speaks German, French & English, so there's no problems getting around.