I was intrigued by Basel when I found out it borders three countries. That’s right. Three. Switzerland, France, and Germany. My husband and I wanted to explore Basel for a night, before heading on to Zurich, and then back home to the States. We rode the train from Lucerne to Basel (I love to travel by train). On the day we arrived, it was very gray and gloomy. It rained on and off, but we had a great time wandering the streets of Basel.