With its' red sandstone walls, multicoloured roof tiles, and twin towers this Cathedral sitting high above the Rhine river, is well worth a visit.
Whilst we were there, there was some construction... more
I visited Basel Zoo during a visit to the city in April 2007.
It is said that Basel Zoo is one of the most impressive zoos in Europe and, from my limited experience of European zoos, this is quite... more
In the Markplatz is City Hall (Rathaus) the seat of the Government of the Canton of Basel - City.
It has beebn located here since the 14th Century. It was enlarged in the 17th Century and the facade... more
Jean Tinguely was a modern sculptor with a great sense of humour. His fountain is one of the most entertaining works of art I know.
The shallow basin is filled with a number of strange black machines... more
Basel resident and owner of a gallery Ernst Beyeler has collected modern art for more than 50 years. In the 1980s he started thinking about the future of his art collection. In the end he decided on... more
The Spalentor is one of the most beautiful city gates I have seen so far. It was built in the late 14th century. The adjacent city walls were deconstructed in the 19th century.
The gate is decorated... more
The Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) is home of the largest public art collection in Switzerland. With its highlights of medieval pictures of Upper Rhine region and Dutch painters and works of the 19th/20th... more
1. Barfüsserplatz with the number 8 tram
2. Cyclist at Barfüsserplatz
3. Another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz
4. Yet another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz
5. One more cyclist at Barfüsserplatz
The Dreiländereck what would mean "three countries corner" if translated, is exactly that. The point where Switzerland, Germany and France come together.
The place would actually be in the water in... more
The collections of the Historical Museum Basel are split up into four parts. The largest and most interesting one is IMO located in the Barfüsserkirche, the former Franciscan church. This church is... more
1. Swiss Paper Museum in the Basel Paper Mill
2. Streets by the Swiss Paper Museum in St Alban
The Basel Paper Mill is high on my list of places to visit the next time I come to Basel.
Walk down the Rhine on the Kleinbasel side to Dreilandereck, or three country corner in English. The point where France, Germany and Switzerland actually meet is somewhere in the middle of the river,... more
1. St Alban
2. Signpost for pedestrian routes in the St Alban Valley
St Alban is an attractive and evidently prosperous section of Basel on the left bank of the Rhine River. Traditionally... more
Basel, pop. about 170'000, is the second largest city in Switzerland. Together with Riehen and Bettingen it forms the half-canton Basel-Stadt (BS). Bordering to Germany and France and located right on...
A wonderful webcam with a view over the Rhein - and a good way to have a look at what the weather is right now, you can find here: Basel WebCam
Good place to look for news about Basel in the web (and...
Before the old Basel Theater was torn down in 1975, parts of the old stage machinery were salvaged and given to the artist Jean Tinguely, who spent two years recycling this old machinery and making it...
We used Bern as our central location and did most of our traveling from here. Basel was only a two hour train ride from Bern. Basel really left me with mixed impressions. In my honest opinion it had...