European Christmas Markets

The Show: Basel

We arrive in Switzerland, and enjoy the town of Basel. It has an historic Old Town where the Christmas Market is located.

After learning a bit about the history of the city, we move into the Old Town. As it happens, the traditional Saturday farmers market has been set up, but with special Christmas products. Not only lots of local produce, but evergreens, mistletoe and other holiday arrangements. And never have we seen so many blocks of cheese! Nearby is the thriving Christmas Market. Gluhwien from a huge brass pot, gifts and decorations galore. Basel is also beautifully lit up at night. We have a chance encounter with a collection of Harley Davidsons all decorated, in what must be considered "way over the top" style, as Santa's sleigh.