Basel Switzerland

I’ve also visited Basel. It was actually the first touchdown stop on Swiss soil, as I stepped off the train after a long journey from Victoria, London to Basel.

Basel / Basle is Switzerland’s third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: “Regio TriRhena”. It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation (1460). Basel is German-speaking. The local variant of the Swiss German dialects is called Basel German. Yeah, the people from Basel are very proud of their dialect, which is slightly different from other Swiss German regions. MV Wiki.

I wouldn’t be as familiar with Basel / Basle, as I would be with Schwyz / Lucerne.

I was so amazed to see fresh flower arrangements and newspapers on hangers on the Swiss train to Basel, when I had to change in France, on the course of my journey.
The Swiss are very methodical in their ways.

H/t http://www.youtube.com/user/shiso2012?feature=watch

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