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You might expect Basel (Bâle in French), situated on the Rhine exactly where Switzerland, Germany and France touch noses, to be the focal point of the continent, humming with pan-European energy. Basel's voters are the most fervently pro-European of all Switzerland's German speakers but, somehow, the close proximity of foreign languages and cultures has introverted the city rather than energized it: Basel is a curiously measured place, where equilibrium is everything. You won't find anyone shouting about the new Europe here; in fact, you're unlikely to find anyone shouting about …
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Top Hotels in Basel, Switzerland

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Hotel Victoria

The discreetly-toned lobby greets guests with a stylish design. Its restaurant's philosophy is French 'joie de vivre', and is much acclaimed by local food critics ...

Top Things to Do in Basel, Switzerland

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Fondation Beyeler

Ernst Beyeler is without doubt one of the world's most renowned gallery owners and collectors. Rarely do you find the work of so many masters under one roof. Beyeler, with the help of ...

Top Restaurants in Basel, Switzerland

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Paddy Reilly's

Paddy Reilly's is the solution for any homesick Brits or Irish in Basel. The Guinness is poured perfectly. The staff are all British, and often don't have the best German, so orders are ...