Marktplatz
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permia
Ireland61,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Much activity happens in this exciting Plaza. Early morning markets are a feature with multitudes of goods to be snapped up.

Across the street are some fine eateries and retail outlets. We enjoyed a grand dinner at Movenpick Brasserie Baselstab.

Magnificent in design and ornate decoration is the hallmark of the landmark Town Hall. It has exquisite frescos and an enchanting façade.
Written December 19, 2022
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Whilst we stayed near the Basel SBB for convenience for our departure to France, we travel to the Markplatz by tram which did not take long. It was easy to use puplic transportation and our hotel provided a free transport card.

At Markplatz the day we visited there was a small market selling produce and fresh food.

Its also located in the centre of the old town with lots of historical buildings.

Its also the location of the city hall (Rathaus)
Written November 6, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A large square, dominated by the impressive building of the old town hall. On its sides are old, massive, quite beautiful buildings. In front of the old city hall there is a small mobile food market.
Written February 24, 2023
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Thomas R
Zurich, Switzerland224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The market place is in the middle of town and is a beautiful place to enjoy Basel. During the week on certain days there is a food market with excellent local delicacies, mostly fruit, vegetable and cheese & meet. A must see.
Written March 9, 2020
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lienloerie777
Pretoria, South Africa150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Basel is the most beautiful little town over Christmas! The Marktplatz and all other plaza's, stores and streets are so beautifully decorated with lights, that one can literally just sit and stare, with a lovely cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Written February 22, 2020
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BobStamford
Stamford, UK719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Super location, lots to see and do. Little expensive - but it is Switzerland. A bucket list must see - best Christmas market in Europe
Written December 10, 2019
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bluerev1
Elk River, MN112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
As amazing as it looks on the plaza, the real flavor ignites with the walk into its interior square and surrounding artwork and architecture. Beautiful place to spend a half hour and take pictures.
Written December 1, 2019
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SeekerofTruth2014
Sacramento, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
They were setting up for the Christmas Market when we were there. There is a great brunch restaurant in the square and lots of very nice and useful shops all around. Nice spot, easy to find and reach by public transportation - also close to the heart of town.
Written December 1, 2019
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lauraalonsobi
Seattle, WA123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The few fresh produce stands were wonderful but most farmers were are vacation is August so not a great selection to choose. The vegetables I purchased were fresh and delicious.
Written August 22, 2019
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Amsterdaman
chattanooga98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
My Honey Bee & Me were in Basel in June; we strolled around viewing the many sculptures and dragon fountains in the City. We came upon Marketplatz and bought some berries for our picnic on the Rhine; we came back about 6pm and had a grand time sipping beer and people watching. A most inviting location! If I see you there I'll buy you a beer, ENJOY!
Written July 8, 2019
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