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Basel at Night While staying in Basel you can devote time not only to traditional tours around museums and surviving historic buildings, but also to unique places, which have no rivals. One of these places is Dreiländereck situated on the outskirts of the city. Strolling along its picturesque waterfront, Westquaistrasse, you can find a symbolic stele with flags of the three countries, Switzerland, Germany and France. Standing next to the stele, you can see all three states. There are pointers that show the location of the French town Unang and the German city of Weil am Rhein. The latter is connected to Basel with a pedestrian bridge across the River Rhine.
Basel has several luxury designer hotels, which will enchant travelers with unique atmosphere. Ultra-modern style is a hallmark of Radisson Blu, Basel. The hotel offers more than 200 rooms. … Open
You can admire view of three states in more comfortable surroundings, from a hall of Dreiländereck restaurant situated nearby. Besides an amazing observation deck, you can find a lot of interesting on the outskirts of the city. There you can see unusual Basel.
Taking a stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods and streets of the port area, be sure to look for Schiff restaurant. It can be safely called a local architectural landmark. The building is decorated with very unusual frescoes in national style. Strolling through the industrial area, you can find a lot of amazing old buildings. Their facades are decorated with unusual paintings and murals. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Basel has a decent selection of luxury hotels that will delight discerning guests with a variety of services and luxurious furnishings. A conference center is merged with a luxury hotel … Open
One looking for gastronomic discoveries is free to go to Marktplatz, where the city's main market is. The largest market in Basel offers colorful stalls with a variety of goods, as well as several attractive restaurants and cafes, where you can taste the most popular local delicacies. Be sure to buy fresh apple pie at one of the stalls or order some hot meatballs. If you simply stroll through the market, taste delicious cheeses from local farms and unique deli meats. Marktplatz is famous for a huge selection of farm products that include many types of cheese and sausages cooked following old family recipes.
Rathaus If all the popular museums and shopping centers of Basel have already been studied, be sure to visit Zur Puppenfee on Gerbergasse. That’s a unique store that offers customers a huge selection of antique toys. Prices in the store are quite high, so many tourists visit it like a normal museum. Collectors will appreciate a range of goods, while ordinary passers-by could see the dolls and tin soldiers, which have been used by local children more than a hundred years ago.
Basel is home to the world-famous historical amenity. Hotel Alfa is considered one of the oldest guest houses of the city. That’s a part of Hotelleriesuisse network, so it can be named … Open
The next evening in Basel is time to visit one of the most unique restaurants. The gastronomic landmark of national scale is Blindekuh, whose name literally translates as ‘a blind cow.’ A wonderful story is associated with the restaurant. Many years ago it has been opened by blind deacon who wished to provide jobs for people who couldn’t see. Going to the restaurant, don’t look for a special dress, as dinner will be held in complete darkness. You have to eat with your fingers; in such circumstances the taste and aroma of food is perceived quite differently. If you want to get acquainted with unique local delicacies, visit Der Teufelhof restaurant serving wonderful fried ice cream.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Basel and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Basel
♥   Restaurant 'Chez Donati' Basel. Type - Italian. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zum Goldenen Sternen' Basel. Type - International|Classic cuisine. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '800° Premium Steakhouse' Basel. Type - Grills|International. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Oliv' BASEL. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|Classic cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bonvivant' Basel. Type - International. 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Basel
♥   Castle 'Vordere Birseck Castle' , 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frohberg Castle' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rötteln Castle' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Landskron' Haut-Rhin, 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ferrette' Haut-Rhin, 21.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Basel and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art' Basel, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Tinguely' Basel, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Beyeler Foundation' Riehen, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Basel, deserving Guinness book

Colmar

From the series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
Besides exploring the lovely old streets, tourists can diversify their leisure with visits to museums, theaters, and concert halls. The world famous museum of sacred art, Unterlinden, is situated there. The area of ​​the charming town of only 66.5 square km, and the population is about 67 000 people. The first mention of the town dates back to the 9th century. Since its inception, the place had great strategic importance. … Read further

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
As in many other cities around the world, the flower clock in Zurich looks different each year. Its  design is created by the best florists of the country. At the first glance, it may seem that flowers on the flowerbed are set in a chaotic manner. In fact, prior to planting, each plant goes through a series of tests. Plants are selected to ensure that they will look pleasing throughout the season. … Read further
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