Tag: Christmas

Place du Temple-Neuf

The festive Christmas lights of Strasbourg

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For five glorious weeks at the end of each year, Strasbourg, France puts on a light show that is nothing short of spectacular. All...
The Great Christmas Tree, place Kleber, Strasbourg

Strasbourg’s “Grand Sapin” celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Each December, a gigantic fir tree covered in lights holds court in place Kléber, in the Alsatian city of Strasbourg. It is the centerpiece...
Swiss Grättimaa, Basel, Switzerland

Swiss Grättimaa – early to rise

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One of the signs of Christmas in Basel is the appearance of doughy chaps with raisins for eyes and a scattering of sugar on...

Basel’s Christmas market-Tis the season!

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Basel’s Christmas market is the largest and most traditional in Switzerland. The merchandise on offer is of high quality, albeit pricey, and I always...
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