I didn’t know much about Basel, other than the fact that it’s in Switzerland and Simone lives there.
It would seem there is a lot to see and do about Basel! We started with a walk through the old city gate into the old town. The buildings and streets are satisfyingly beautiful with gorgeous buildings and interesting shops.
Our next stop was the red City Hall, followed by the stop at the cathedral. It mind bending to think that people have been living and going about life for hundreds of years.
Some excavations near the cathedral shows that there was a city wall from celtic times.
Afterwards we crossed the Rhine by ferry boat. It doesn’t have an engine, as it moves by the power of the river. If you have a tall tale to tell in Basel, you can “tell it to the ferryman.”
After a lovely lunch and charming coffee, we made our way to the next stop: an art museum, the Fondation Beyeler. We were treated to a lovely exhibition of the work of Edward Hopper, in addition to the incredible permanent collection including some beautiful Monet works.
After filling up on some art we headed home for a little rest before we treated ourselves to a lovely Vietnamese meal, a little holiday tradition we have developed.
Be kind. Stay safe.