With 1 over night in basel Switzerland in April ( 6 pm to 1 pm next day ) what scenic area (s) should I see? No time for museums
The old town. Start with the Minster (cathedral, click here for photo) in Münsterplatz (picture).
Then wander around the old streets and alleys. Go down to the river and walk along the riverside, with views across the river (photo here and another one here - this is the view I see every morning on the way to work).
And the Marktplatz (market square) with the red town hall (photo here).
Finally, when you cross the Rhine, you must try one of the ferries (photo here). Powered by the current, they are totally silent.