"A city of contrasts" Basel Off The Beaten Path Tip by KiNyA

Basel Off The Beaten Path: 38 reviews and 60 photos


In 1356 most of the Basel tumbled into dust and ashes in a massive earthquake. With fortitude and faith, Basel's citizens rebuilt what has become the fascinating and lively Old Town we see today.
Base is faithful to this legacy and yet embraces the best of what is new. Buildings by leading international architects stimulate discussion while providing an exciting contrast to medieval buildings.
Basel is also a city where young people have ample scope for development while still preserving traditions in age-old guilds and societies.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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