Literature is alive; it doesn't need a museum, but a place for authors and readers to meet. The Christoph Merian ... More
Literature is alive; it doesn't need a museum, but a place for authors and readers to meet. The Christoph Merian Foundation and and a group of supporters have set up just such a place: Literaturhaus Basel. Lectures, meetings with authors, exhibitions and much more are all part of the plans here. The building also acts as a home and workplace for the author in residence who changes every few months. A small library where books can be exchanged, has also been created. There are many strong points, not to mention the in-house journal, which is run by nine young people.
The 70's are experiencing a renaissance, particularly at Kangaroo, the second hand clothing store. Hideous meets extravagant meets cool here.
Garments from other periods are also available. You don't even have to buy anything. It's often enough just to ...
Who knows if Jean Tinguely would have believed, had you told him that his creations would once be housed in
such noble rooms? The museum building was opened by Mario Botta in 1996, and is sponsored by the local ...
Crossing the river in one of the Rhine ferries is a memorable and relaxing experience. Because the boats don't have
motors, they glide silently through the waters with only the help of the current to spur them on. These ...
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