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The German town Weil am Rhein lies in the state of Baden-Württemberg, next to three tri-border area Germany, Switzerland and France. Weil am Rhein sits in the Rhine Plain bordering the banks of the river Rhine in the west and Tüllinger Berg in the east. The city’s special location between the Rhine and the foothills of the Black Forest is responsible for its extraordinary southern climate which is perfect for growing wine. Weil am Rhein is very close to the Alps and the Vosges. Both tourist and locals enjoy the diverse cultural and sporting activities as well as the proximity to Basel, Karlsruhe und many other big cities.
The climate in Weil am Rhein is influenced by its proximity to the Black Forest, providing pleasant weather all year round. The summer is warm and if it gets too hot the many lakes and mountain summits offer refreshment. The winter is snow-sure, but temperatures are very rarely below -5°C. Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend. Our webcams also provide information about available rooms and hotels in the region.
Weil am Rhein in winter offers a wide range of activities. Culture lovers will enjoy visiting one of the museums, the theatre or the big library. More athletic visitors can explore x-country skiing, ice-skating or play ice hockey. The local cinema is a great place to be on a bad weather day. The premises of the furniture maker Vitra, featuring buildings by renowned architects are an attraction not only for architecture fans. The premises also include the Vitra Design Museum. Our web cam at the Vitra Campus provides a first impression of the area. The Swiss city of Basel is only six kilometres from Weil am Rhein. Weil am Rhein is the perfect holiday destination combining recreation, wellness and sports. Hotel offers are designed to cater for a wide variety of tastes. You will find the perfect hotel!
In the summer many destinations can be reached by ship from Weil am Rhein. Ships from Basel and Cologne - Düsseldorf land at the town’s harbour. You can also rent your own boat from the yacht harbour. In good weather visit the waterpark "Parc des Eaux Vives" and Laguna Badeland.
Basel is only a 15-minute drive away and absolutely worth visiting in the summer. Its old town is considered one of the most beautiful and most genuine in Europe. Basel is also renowned for its modern architecture and as the host of Art Basel, one of the most important international art fairs.
The Airport Basel – Mulhouse - Freiburg is only 10 minutes from Basel, offering about 70 various direct flights within Europe, but also connections to North Africa, Canada and Russia.