Liestal Travel Guide

  • Liestal
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Liestal
    by jorgejuansanchez
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    Snapshot from TV
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Liestal Things to Do

  • Night walk

    I arrived late to Liestal, no anyway I managed to visit the main places, even if they were dark.From the train station I followed the signs and headed to the Zentrum.Cities in the night have a special charm.

  • Buy a map

    It is always useful while visiting Liestal.I found this one in downtown Liestal and took a picture of it. One never knows.

  • what you definitely have to...

    what you definitely have to see is the 'CHIENBAESE' in liestal.chien= an other name for the woodbaese= broomthe chienbaese is an old rite, but there are some quite different interpretations from where it originally comes. today it's interpretated to banish the winter with fire.every year in the evening, when it's dark, on the sunday after ash...


Liestal Hotels

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  • Bad Bubendorf

    Kantonsstr. 3, Liestal, 4416, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Engel Hotel Liestal

    Kasernenstrasse 10, Liestal, Basel, 4410, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Gasthof Bad Schauenburg

    Schauenburgerstrasse, Liestal, 4410, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Liestal Local Customs

  • Chienbäse: Fire Wagons

    The most spectacular element of the Chienbäse parade are the fire wagons. There are more than 20 of them – iron wagons loaded with piles of pinewood logs that are set ablaze. They are pulled by 10-16 people and their flames go as high as the roofs of the houses. Others have big iron baskets filled with burning wood which are carried by eight men....

  • Chienbäse: Safety Rules

    So far they have not managed to burn down their town, LOL – in fact, Liestal is the fire-safest place in the whole area that night while the rest of the semi-canton would be in deep trouble if a fire broke out elsewhere. All fire brigades from near and far are on duty in Liestal. Every 50 metres there is at least one fireman with the hose ready....

  • Chienbäse: Turn That Flash Off!!!

    The character of the night parade has changed in recent years. It is supposed to be dark in the old town except for the fires – however, the crowd of spectators has become a mass of blueish glow-worms: the illuminated displays of countless cameras and mobile phones. Okay, this is unavoidable. But please, please turn the flash off. Being hit right...


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    liestal, the capital has a...

    by banshee11 Written Oct 13, 2002

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    Favorite thing: liestal, the capital has a very beautiful and old town, the staedtli. it's the heart of liestal, also, because most of the important shops you'll find there (rathausstrasse) and the station is just around the corner.

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