Part of my 2011 European travel adventures
Basel was my gateway to Switzerland and the place, that made me fall in love with this beautiful country. It's a small city, but it has a lot to offer. Located close to where the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland meet, Basel has an international feel to it. Some of Basel's suburbs even reach far inside the French and German territory, its international airport is actually located in France. I'm very enamored with this medieval gem and very happy to share some of my best shots with you.
1. My impression of Basel
Unfortunately I only had a late afternoon to explore the city. I arrived at the main railway station at around 5pm, decided to stack my luggage at one of the lockers there and headed towards the city center by foot. The good thing about Basel is that the main station and the center are not too far from each other. The streets and roads are fairly small, but not too crowded. Most Baslers take the tram, which is conveniently cruising up and down the city, you can't miss it. What surprised me, was the medieval part, which is located on a rock above the river Rhine. There are several narrow and steep old streets going up and down, it's truly an adventure to explore this part.
2. My images of Basel
3. Basel in conclusion
Basel has much more to offer than what you've seen in my photos above. I really wish I had at least a weekend in the city, but I hope that the photos will still give you enough impressions to decide visiting this medieval treasure yourself. I can only highly recommend you visiting Basel and Switzerland as a whole. It's one of my favorite European countries.