It was first mentioned in history books in 727. The city has about 12,000 people, and has the highest rates of unemployment in Switzerland.
It was awarded the Wakker prize in 2006. The city is full of cultural activities, the city is well known as the summer residence of the bishops of Basel. Through the years it has managed to retain its charm and you can see people taking strolls around the town. The city has a tourist office for all your questions.