EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg is an international airport that got its name due to being in close proximity to Basel, Switzerland; Mulhouse, France; and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The airport is situated within Saint-Louis, France, near the Swiss and German borders, and serves Basel, Mulhouse, and Freiburg im Breisgau, within Switzerland, France, and Germany, respectively. EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg has two concrete-surfaced runways that measure from 1,820 to 3,900 metres or 5,971 to 12,795 feet. In 2014, it had approximately 6.5 million enplanements with around 90,000 aircraft movements. Residing at an elevation of 885 feet or 270 metres above mean sea level, the airport serves as a base for Belair (operating on behalf of Air Berlin) and easyJet Switzerland.
What to see & do
Some of the tourist destinations that can be found within the Basel, Mulhouse, Freiburg im Breisgau area include the Basel Minster (Basler Münster); Cité du Train; and Arboretum Freiburg-Günterstal, Freiburg Botanic Garden, and Augustiner Museum; to name a few. Visit the Basel Minster, in Basel, Switzerland. It is considered to be one of the most well-known and well-visited tourist attractions in Basel, and is recognisable for its red sandstone exterior, two slim towers and the cross-shaped intersection of its main roof. Built between 1019 and 1500 in both Romanesque and Gothic styles, Basel Minster was originally a Catholic cathedral but is now a Reformed Protestant Church. Also, it is listed under, and considered to be Heritage Site of National Significance, in Switzerland. Cité du Train in Mulhouse, France, on the other hand, is known to be the biggest railway museum in the world and is the successor to the French national railway museum. In Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, there is the 100-hectare Arboretum Freiburg-Günterstal, an arboretum dating back to the 19th century and cultivates approximately 1,300 tree and shrub species from about 60 countries and five continents.
How to get around within Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg serves three destinations, Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg im Breisgau. Being within close proximity of one another, there are often transportation options that overlap between the destinations. Options for getting around include going by railways, roads, and via an extensive public transportation network, with the various local trams and buses, among others.
In Basel, there are three railway stations providing German, French, and Swiss connections, with Basel Badischer Bahnhof, Basel Regional S-Bahn, along with Basel SBB and Bâle SNCF, the Swiss and French stations within one complex. When going by road, Basel can be found by the A3 motorway with five bridges such as Schwarzwaldbrücke, Wettsteinbrücke, Mittlere Brücke, Johanniterbrücke, and Dreirosenbrücke, providing connections between greater and lesser Basel, upstream to downstream. Going by tram or bus on the other hand, France-Switzerland road and rail connections include Kohlenstrasse (Avenue de Bâle, Huningue), Elsässerstrasse (Avenue de Bâle, Saint-Louis), Autobahn A3 (A35 autoroute, Saint-Louis), and Basel SBB railway station; Germany-Switzerland road and rail connections include Hiltalingerstrasse (Zollstraße, Weil am Rhein), Autobahn A2 (Autobahn A5, Weil am Rhein), Freiburgerstrasse (Baslerstraße, Weil am Rhein), and Basel Badischer Bahnhof, among others.
In Mulhouse, getting around can also be done by rail, road, bus, and tram. Going by rail, connections reach France’s Paris, Dijon, Belfort, Lyon, Strasbourg, and Montpellier, to name a few; Switzerland’s Basel, Bern, and Zurich; and Germany’s Frankfurt am Main. Roads in the area include motorway A36, for connections to the west with Dijon, Paris, and Lyon, while A35 for north to south by Strasbourg, and Basel. Going by tram, there are three tram lines (Lines 1 to 3) and one tram-train line, from Nouveau Bassin to Coteaux; Gare Central to Châtaignier; Gare Central to Lutterbach; and Gare Centrale to Thann via Lutterbach, respectively.
In Freiburg im Breisgau, the city and its various areas are pedestrian and commuter friendly due to its extensive pedestrian zone within the city centre, and the well-thought out public transportation system provided by VAG Freiburg, via Freiburg tramway network, and its buses. Railway lines in the area include Frankfurt am Main-Basel railway line, Freiburg Hauptbahnhof, and Freiburg-Colmar international railway, among other connections. The area also has the A5 Frankfurt am Main-Basel motorway, in addition to others.
How to get there
When flying in via EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg among the airlines that operate flights to and from the airport include Adria Airways, Aigle Azur, Air Algerie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Transat, Austrian Airlines, Air VIA, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Eurowings, Germanwings operated by Germanwings, KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, SkyWork Airlines operated by Darwin Airline, SunExpress, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Vueling and Wizz Air. These airlines operate regular scheduled, seasonal, and seasonal charter flights to and from numerous destinations including Algiers, Constantine, Casablanca, Gran Canaria, Paris, Palma de Mallorca, Vienna, London, Brussels, Berlin, Toulouse, Manchester, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Antalya, Dublin, and Belgrade, in addition to many more – mostly flights to and from European metropolitan and leisure destinations.
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