7/30/2017

BASEL #2




Basel's old town -Altstadt- is, in my most humble opinion, one of the best well preserved city centres in the whole world. Cobblestoned streets, fancy wooden windows, colourful fountains, and fine façades. Once you enter the old town, it really feels like living in the past. And the best part of it is that you will find few people on your way through the quiet, narrow streets of the old town -just some riverains coming out their houses and a couple visitors, but nothing else. So if you ever decide to visit Basel, just try to get lost through the streets of its old town and chill!

To begin your visit, you may take the tram and hop off at the stop 'Kunstmuseum'. There, you can take Rittergasse, which leads you straight away to the Basler Münster, which we visited in the last post about Basel. Rittergasse is a really picturesque street offering two really different points of view; on the one hand, if you walk towards the northwest, you will find the Münster towers standing at the end of the street. On the other hand, if you walk the other way, you will find the new building for the Kunstmuseum Basel, creating an exciting contrast between vernacular and modern architecture.










Once in the Münsterplatz, I recommend you to take Augustinergasse, and let yourself again invade by Basel picturesque atmosphere. This quite street, home of the Basler Natural History Museum, is the coolest way to get to the Mittlere Brücke, and even offers an exciting view of it from the heights. Of course, do not hesitate to take other streets connected to Augustinergasse, you will find a lot of pleasant surprises waiting for you.
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