Basel, Switzerland

Basel is located on the northwestern part of Switzerland on the German and French boarders. On our recent Euro Trip, we spent some time in Basel. fullsizeoutput_3352.jpegMost of the people in Basel speak German-Swiss and some (thankfully) speak English. Although Switzerland is in Europe, it is not part of the EU.  The currency is the Swiss Franc. Since we only spent half of a day in Basel, we will share what we saw and what we had planned to see but did not get to.

What we saw:

  • The historic Middle Bridge which is the oldest existing bridge across the Rhine river, between Lake Constance and the North Sea. fullsizeoutput_3244
  • Rheinufer Basel walkway along the Rhein river. There is something so peaceful about walking alongside a body of water. We went on a sunny afternoon and were completely  relaxed on our stroll along the Rhine river. fullsizeoutput_3346fullsizeoutput_3242fullsizeoutput_3342
  • The Basel Town Hall is a 500-year-old building that houses the Cantonal Parliament as well as the Cantonal Government of the canton of Basel-Stadt.  dsc_0226.jpgfullsizeoutput_3332fullsizeoutput_3335.jpegfullsizeoutput_3234fullsizeoutput_3237fullsizeoutput_3239fullsizeoutput_3337.jpegfullsizeoutput_3235
  • Graffiti art by Invader on Schneidergasse Street. If you’re in to street art, you know about this phenomenon, you can read more about Invader on their websitefullsizeoutput_3353
  • Altstadt spaziergange is the old town neighborhood, perfect for a nice walk. DSC_0220fullsizeoutput_3232DSC_0212fullsizeoutput_322ffullsizeoutput_334dfullsizeoutput_334efullsizeoutput_324b
  • Spalentor (Gate of Spalen) which is the city gate from the 1400s. fullsizeoutput_3336
  • When in Switzerland, it is almost obligatory to indulge in Swiss chocolate. We of course did just that at Confiserie Bachmann! fullsizeoutput_3259Unfortunately, they could not guarantee that their chocolate barks were peanut free so we had to go with something else. Nevertheless, it was still delightful. fullsizeoutput_3357

Even though we did not have enough time to see everything, there were a few more must do things on our list for Basel. Here they are:

  • RheinFahre, ferry tour of the Rhein River, you can find all the times and fares here.
  • Basel Munster the cathedral of Basel.
  • Marktplaz a local outdoor market, located in the same spot as the Basel Town Hall.
  • Merian Garten botanical garden.

Hope you find this post helpful in your travels to Basel.

Cheers & thanks for reading!

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