I have a fondness for Basel. I regularly used to report from the city and change trains there on the way back from Zurich. It is also a splendid Roman city - Augusta Raurica is just down the road. The Basellanschaftliche Zeitung has a good article about the city and its history from Tiberius to Valentinian I. Even for those without German, the photo gallery is rather good. See the piece here.