Tag: Basel

Basel Fasnacht

A Basel Fasnacht primer

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I love quirky cultural traditions, and Basel's Carnival celebration is right up there when it comes to quirky. In our years in Switzerland, Tom...
Basel Fasnacht

Basel Fasnacht: a lexicon

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Basel Fasnacht, as Carnival is known here, is conducted primarily in Basel Deutsch, the local German dialect. In fact, many of the terms describing...
Basel Rathaus

Basel, Switzerland’s Town Hall at 500 years!

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The Town Hall in Basel, Switzerland is not a modest affair. Its imposing red tower has dominated the Marktplatz since the beginning of the...
Basel Museums

Basel museums turn “night into day”

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Each January, Basel-area museums and cultural institutions turn "night into day" with a program of exhibitions, short tours, readings, concerts, workshops, games, stories and...
Basel Wish Book

An Advent tradition: Basel’s Wish Book

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For the past twenty years, the Basler Wunschbuch (Basel Wish Book) has been part of the city's Christmas celebrations. The book is an open...
Basel Christmas

The quiet pleasures of a Basel Christmas

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It's Christmas in Basel. Holiday markets closed two days ago, and within 24 hours, all evidence of holiday bustle was gone. How Swiss! For...
Basel Christmas market

A Basel Christmas: Münsterplatz

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Christmas in Basel attracts visitors from all over the world--more than 1/2 million of them. Since 2011, the Christmas market at Münsterplatz, Basel's best...
Basel Christmas market

A Basel Christmas: Barfüsserplatz

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The Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz in Basel is one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. Many Christmas markets were originally set...
Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland–on Cathedral Hill

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Basel's ancient heart brings out my inner historian. The Old Town is intact and compact, draped across three sentinel hills and along both sides...
Fireworks over the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland

Are you ready to photograph fireworks?

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National holidays present photographers with opportunities for capturing great images of fireworks, along with the usual challenges of night photography, compounded by crowds, moving...
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