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European Cruises

About Basel

Basel Market

Located where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, Basel reflects a fascinating blend of cultures. Straddling the Rhine at the river’s farthest navigable point, its alluring cluster of Old Town buildings huddle around Market Square, where guild houses recall the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque splendor. The red-sandstone Rathaus, or Town Hall, is the centerpiece here and more than 40 museums give the city a refined air. To sample Basel’s cultural variety, travelers would do well to linger over cheese fondue or croissants.

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