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February 2022

SHORT VISIT TO LIESTAL AND BASEL

SWITZERLAND.

--=--Travelling across Europe by train, certain places are Hubs, like Paris or Brussels. Basel in
Switzerland is another. So on this journey, i arrived in Basel just before midday,
i booked in Hotel Victoria for one night, then took the train the short distance
to LIESTAL .BASEL  SWITZERLAND--  4 Star  HOTEL  VICTORIA   -- Centralbahnplatz

BASEL SWITZERLAND-- 4 Star HOTEL VICTORIA -- Centralbahnplatz

Liestal is 17km [11 miles] from Basel. Population is about 15,000.
The town is twinned with Sacramento California USA. Liestal is an industrial town
with Historic centre, and cobbled streets. It is the capital of the Liestal District.
, largely a German speaking Canton. A feature that i liked was the Oberes Tor [ Tower ] it
is from the 13th century.LIESTAL,  SWITZERLAND--  Supermarket on  the  right, is  famous  for  cheese.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND-- Supermarket on the right, is famous for cheese.

LIESTAL,  SWITZERLAND.  -- Museum.at Zeughausplatz  28.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. -- Museum.at Zeughausplatz 28.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. -  is  an  industrial town  with  a  historic  centre..

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. - is an industrial town with a historic centre..

LIESTAL,  SWITZERLAND.--  Oberes Tor.  from  13 th  century.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND.-- Oberes Tor. from 13 th century.

LIESTAL,,  SWITZERLAND.--  Oberes  Tower.

LIESTAL,, SWITZERLAND.-- Oberes Tower.

LIESTAL,  SWITZERLAND. --   Must  be  a  big  door  !.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. -- Must be a big door !.

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. -Population about  15,000. --  17 km  [11 miles

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND. -Population about 15,000. -- 17 km [11 miles

from Basel.] ------ Returning to Basel, i had time to see the river Rhine and
the lovely red sandstone building of the Rathaus [ Town Hall] . It is from the 16th
century. --------BASEL,  SWITZERLAND. -- Train  to  Liestal  takes  about  10  to  15  minutes.

BASEL, SWITZERLAND. -- Train to Liestal takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

BASEL,  SWITZERLAND.

BASEL, SWITZERLAND.

BASEL,  SWITZERLAND. is  in  Northwestern Switzerland on  the  River  Rhine.  ---- Basel  Cathedral  can  be  seen..

BASEL, SWITZERLAND. is in Northwestern Switzerland on the River Rhine. ---- Basel Cathedral can be seen..

BASEL,  SWITZERLAND.  --  RATHAUS  [Town  Hall

BASEL, SWITZERLAND. -- RATHAUS [Town Hall

, Red Sandstone from 16th century.]BASEL SWITZERLAND. --This  beautiful  clock is  from  1512 AD , on  the  Rathaus  front.

BASEL SWITZERLAND. --This beautiful clock is from 1512 AD , on the Rathaus front.

BASEL,  SWITZERLAND. --  Rathaus   in courtyard.--  This  building holds  Canton  Government  meetings.

BASEL, SWITZERLAND. -- Rathaus in courtyard.-- This building holds Canton Government meetings.

----------Basel has three railway stations, GERMAN, FRENCH, and SWISS. The French and Swiss are more or less in the same buildings, with customs and immigration. I can remember in the 1950s, on holiday with my mother, the train arrived in Basel French. Passengers had to disembark to the platform, and walk along the platform to passport control to enter Basel Swiss. The train had moved along for us to rejoin.

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