The European airport belonging to three different countries (map)


A country, in the vast majority of cases, has more than one airport in order to serve the needs of its citizens. And this is true even for the smallest states in the world.

But did you know that there is an airport that belongs to more than one country? Or to be more precise, whose facilities extend to more than one country?

The reason for the airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, which is divided not just into two, but into three, while serving three different countries.

Specifically, Switzerland (Basel), France (Mulhouse) and Germany (Freiburg). Of the three cities, the closest to the airport is Basel and for this reason its official code name is BSL.

Most of the airport is located on French soil, while a small area of ​​the airport also belongs to Switzerland, thanks to a special bilateral agreement between the two countries.

Since the 1980s, however, due to its proximity to German territory, the German authorities have also been on the airport board.

As for the security of the airport, it has been fully handed over to the French police authorities.

At the same time, transactions in the French section of the airport are made in euros, while transactions in the Swiss section are made in francs.

Fortunately, however, to cross the building from the French to the Swiss side – and vice versa – you do not need to pass a passport control, as Switzerland is a member of the Schengen Area.



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