Switzerland: Basel

I had two days to kill before meeting a friend in Luxembourg, so I opened up Google Maps and decided on Basel, a short train ride away from Zürich. It is a mid-size town within walking distance of France and Germany, which came in handy when the local train ticket kiosks refused to print tickets. A short walk to St. Louis, France, got me on the train to my next destination... 

 Messe Basel // Exhibition Centre

Messe Basel // Exhibition Centre

 
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 Switzerland: land of long street names

Switzerland: land of long street names

 Looking through the Gate of Spalen

Looking through the Gate of Spalen

 Enveloped

Enveloped

 Universitaet Basel Botanical Garden

Universitaet Basel Botanical Garden

 Basel Minster // Gothic Cathedral

Basel Minster // Gothic Cathedral

 The Rhine river as seen from Pfalz lookout point

The Rhine river as seen from Pfalz lookout point

 Looking towards the Rhine from the narrow road by the Basler Papiermühle // Basel Paper Mill

Looking towards the Rhine from the narrow road by the Basler Papiermühle // Basel Paper Mill

 Sitting on the banks of the Rhine, watching the sky roil

Sitting on the banks of the Rhine, watching the sky roil

 Police boat on a mission

Police boat on a mission

 Jugendherberge Basel Hostel // A restored factory turned into a gorgeous multi-story minimalist hostel, tucked into winding streets and lush greenery. Seriously one of the coolest hostels I've stayed in, in a great location, but a little pricey.

Jugendherberge Basel Hostel // A restored factory turned into a gorgeous multi-story minimalist hostel, tucked into winding streets and lush greenery. Seriously one of the coolest hostels I've stayed in, in a great location, but a little pricey.