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Visiting Basel

Polyglots abound in this multicultural mecca, where luscious chocolate, world-class museums, and one of the safest, cleanest, and most punctual public rail systems in the world lend a healthy dose of culture (and Swiss flavor). Not one for showy antics, Basel shines quietly as a European treasure in its own right. ... Read More Polyglots abound in this multicultural mecca, where luscious chocolate, world-class museums, and one of the safest, cleanest, and most punctual public rail systems in the world lend a healthy dose of culture (and Swiss flavor). Not one for showy antics, Basel shines quietly as a European treasure in its own right.    Close

Stories and Tips Basel

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The Tale of the Columbi

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 14 Apr, 2012

When I stayed with my friend Monica near Biella, Italy, I got to sample some great Northern Italian food including the staples of pizza and pastas. But the funniest and most interesting part of this traveler's first time trip to Italy was sampling an…Read More


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A Quick Pit Stop in Breisach, Germany

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 07 Apr, 2012

On the way to Colmar and Strasbourg by train, we had to stop in Breisach, Germany to take the bus into France. Why do you ask, "how come you didn't take the train all the way into France instead of having to take the…Read More


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Basel, Switzerland: Ancient and Current

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jan, 2012

My last day in Europe in 2011 culminated with a day trip to Basel, Switzerland, the third largest city in that little mountain country and is located at the French, German and Swiss borders. It was the only place I visited during my short…Read More


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Berne; City of bear necessities

Written by Ozzy-Dave on 07 May, 2003

Looking for a mascot It’s been the Swiss capital since 1848. Toblerone was invented here. Einstein even published his theory of relativity here in 1905. But Berne is most famous for its bears.The city’s founder, Berchtold V, named it after the first thing he slayed…Read More


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Lucerne; Land of lakes, lions and lattes

Written by Ozzy-Dave on 07 May, 2003

Tourist magnet of the northAn hour by train from Basel, Lucerne lacks the former’s cosmopolitan swank, but this tourist epicentre provides charm, history, tradition, and idyllic waterfront beauty.Frescoed streets and wooden bridges beckon, and cafes provide abundant opportunity to blow the froth off an extra…Read More


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Basel; Off the beaten track

Written by Ozzy-Dave on 08 May, 2003

Let’s go exploringBasel woos visitors with a mix of culture, fun and style, but those who linger reap even greater rewards from this Renaissance capital of Switzerland’s forgotten north.Although the country’s flattest region, the Rhine’s green belt and surrounding landscape of forests and villages provides…Read More


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Excursions: Colmar, Strasbourg, Freiburg, the Black Forest and Augusta Raurica

Written by Travelenthusiast on 22 Jun, 2003

Three countries in an hour? Why not? This is, after all, a three-country corner with France, Germany, and Switzerland coming to a point around the Rhine River. Basel is the ideal anchor city to see all of these countries and some of the most noteworthy…Read More


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Basel; No identity crisis here

Written by Ozzy-Dave on 07 May, 2003

What’s in a name?Basel, Bale, Basle. You’ll hear all three in Switzerland’s capital of the northwest. Sharing a border with France and Germany may confuse passport-toting visitors, but Basel’s residents remain fiercely independent.This university town of 250,000 is one of the country’s best kept secrets.…Read More


Strolling through Old Basel

Written by travel2000 on 05 Nov, 2000

Start at the Marktplatz, explore the outdoor market. Then go around the area and check out the buildings and do some window-shopping. (There are department stores as well as some pretty ritzy boutiques in this area). Don't miss Münster von der Wettsteinbrücke aus (lovely castle-like…Read More


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Basel

Written by Laroca on 13 Aug, 2005

Basel is one of the Switzerland cities surrounded by France and Germany, with 190,000 inhabitants. We can find a lot of surprises, because 2,000 years of history is located on the bend of the Rhine. It offers a unique range of culture and art and…Read More


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