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Basel Christmas Market
Basel Christmas markets provide romantic breaks and festive holidays to a selection of traditional European Christmas markets.

Located on the River Rhine bordering France and Germany, the Basel Christmas market transforms the city of Basel into one of the most festive towns during the Christmas season. It is home to the largest and most traditional Christmas market in Switzerland and also has Europe's longest illuminated Christmas street. In the heart of the historic Old Town, more than 150 twinkling stalls offer everything from regional arts and crafts to culinary delights.

As the city is located on the border with Germany, the location is perfect for anyone who wants to experience a variety of celebrations on their holiday.

The Basel Christmas market can be found amidst the many traditional buildings that encompass the festive Old town. The city is filled with the sound of children and carol singers at this time of year, creating a heartwarming environment in which to celebrate your Christmas holidays. Don't miss a visit to the Johann Wanner Christmas House where you will find a fantastic range of exquisite ornaments and decorations. There is also a wealth of culinary delights on offer with waffles, glühwein, genuine Basel Läckerli (a kind of gingerbread), delicious Swiss raclette or the popular grilled sausages. Thanks to its unique location, Basel is an ideal starting point for visits to other Christmas markets in Germany, France and Switzerland.

The Freiburg Christmas markets are only a short trip from the city and offer an opportunity to see traditional German celebrations.

  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 35 min
  • EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg: 6km from the city centre; transfer time about 17 min
  • Nearest railway station: Basel SBB railway station
  • Currency: Swiss Franc
  • Modern Architecture: 12 of the Pritzker Prize holders have built in Basel
  • The sun shines for 3,500 hours in Basel each year
  • Almost 40 museums in just 37km2
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