Family vacations in Basel, Weil am Rhein and the country triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France

The Art City of Basel offers a wide range of exhibitions and activities that will amaze both adults and children. Kids can experience the arts and design techniques in the famous “Vitra Design museum”. As Basel is located right on the river Rhine, the beautiful landscapes surrounding the city offer many attractive destinations for an excursion. The region is the perfect setting for outdoor activities with the whole family. We have assembled some of the most interesting excursions for you below.

City tours

Instead of booking a guided tour to see the most important sights of Basel, which would certainly bore your kids, why not go on a City Treasure Hunt? Pick up all the most important documents such as a city map and various location descriptions at the tourist information and you are ready to go. Every location on the tour presents you with challenging tasks or riddles, which you need to solve in order to find the next location. Thus, you will embark on an individual tour through Basel’s hidden spots and streets with your family and discover the city in a playful and active manner.

For those preferring passive entertainment, Basel offers a vintage tram tour. The guided trip aboard the vintage tram from the 1920s will last up to one hour and takes you across the city to see Basel’s most beautiful sights.

Getting to know a city by boat is always a special experience. The shipping company Basler Personenschifffahrt takes you on a boat trip through Basel or the area surrounding the city on a number of different routes. The trip to Rheinfelden is particularly exciting as the route leads through two sluices.

City Tour Basel with kids
Family trip on the Rhine ferry

Museums and Culture

Music and Theater

Zootastic experience

Sports activities


Outdoor Activities

Excursions near Basel

Family rooms at carathotel Basel / Weil am Rhein