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Address: Theatervorplatz | Steinenberg / Klostergasse, Basel, Switzerland

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Switzerland's third largest city, bordering Germany and France, has Europe's least serious fountain, Basel, Switzerland-you heard that this is mostly because of the watch and jewelry exhibition held here every April. In fact, this city at the junction of Switzerland, France and Germany is a very cosmopolitan city and the third largest city in Switzerland (after Zurich and Geneva). Basel is located on the Rhine River. The natural scenery here may not be as good as Montreux, Lucerne, Zurich, which has mountains and lakes, and has the most beautiful scenery of Switzerland, but this city is still charming. Especially in the old city, many old buildings are still preserved, and trams shuttle in the city, so the traffic is very convenient. The gurgling Rhine river divides Basel into two, into the Greater Basel area and the Little Basel area. The former is an industrial and commercial area, and the latter is a literary and artistic district filled with galleries and cafes. Basel is a city with a very long history. It once belonged to Germany before entering the territory of Switzerland. Basel has developed industry and commerce since ancient times, as well as in modern times. The headquarters of the famous Novartis and Roche Pharmaceuticals are located here. Looking out from the bell tower on top of the Basel Cathedral, which is made of deep red sandstone, you can clearly see the whole picture of Basel. The cathedral was first built in the 11th century, was damaged by an earthquake in the 14th century, and was later rebuilt. It is a mixture of Roman and Gothic architectural styles. Although Basel is a "mix and match" city, in addition to modern multinational companies, it also retains those old traditional projects-such as the unpowered ferry on the Rhine. This kind of unpowered ferry does not have oars and motors. It is pulled by a rope and ferryed by the impulse of the river itself. It is so primitive, but also quite flavorful. Dingley Fountain is one of the landmarks of Basel. This fountain in the center of Basel City is called Europe’s "most improper" fountain. It was designed by the artist Dingley. All kinds of interesting installations, dancing and spraying water are very interesting. A history museum in Basel. Basel is a well-deserved "City of Museums". There are nearly 40 museums in the city. Such a density is also high in cities in Switzerland and Europe. In addition, Basel’s galleries and theaters are also very famous. From this perspective, this cosmopolitan city on the Rhine is also a city of art. The conspicuous red city hall of Basel has a history of 500 years-to this day, it is still the office of the Basel administration and can be visited for free. Outside the city hall is a quite lively flea market. Because it is located at the border between Germany and Switzerland, Basel has become a major transportation town, with developed shipping, air and train transportation. Basel Airport is jointly operated by Switzerland and France (the airport is actually on French territory), and the Basel SBB railway station is also an important local transportation hub. This railway station was built in the early 20th century and has a history of more than 100 years.

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