After leaving Verbier last month, I spent a few days in Basel Switzerland visiting my family friends, Tito Ramon & Tita Clarissa (remember our trip to VitraHaus?). The last time I had been to Basel I was probably 12 or 13 so although Facebook does a great job of keeping people updated, I think Tito Ramon & Tita Clarissa were still surprised to see me ten years older.
What I was most surprised about was how a small city like Basel felt like such a large city after living in Verbier. And I loved it. This only reaffirmed that I am most definitely a city girl.
Although the weather was cold and a bit dreary I spent hours getting lost through Basel’s streets, photographing nonstop, and doing lots of eating.
My favorite thing to try? Flammkuchen AKA tarte flambée AKA a deliciously thin crust layered with fromage blanc then a variety of toppings of your choice. Think of it like a deliciously cheesy and light wood fired pizza. Oh yes.
And after all that flammkuchen it was definitely a good thing I did so much walking around the city. Basel’s beautiful scenery definitely helped me make the most of the cloudy weather. There is so much German influence in the designs of many of the classic buildings, but you can also see those designs contrasted with newer office spaces and museum facades.
Another thing I loved was that like Rheinfelden, Basel’s streets were lined with gorgeous windows and doors painted in soft pastels and protected by ornate iron designs. Weeeeee! So pretty!
I’m dying to visit Basel in the summer when the city is green and lush. Let’s just hope my next trip isn’t another 10 years away.
Are you a fan of Basel’s sites and views? What new foods have you fallen for during your travels?