Browsing Category : Switzerland

Basel’s Museum of Culture: Home of the World

Museum of Cultures, Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland Having realised that I’d not written about the Museum of Ancient Art, I also realised that I’d not written about the excellent Museum of Cultures.  Silly me. The museum has its origins in the 1840s, when artworks and artefacts collected by travellers and merchants were donated to the city.  Over the years,…

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Flying Through the Air: Up at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland If you’re into hiking and skiing, the area around Zermatt is a paradise, with just so many options it’s incredible.  If you’re not so into those sorts of things, then you have the exciting option of going up Europe’s highest aerial cableway to the mountain station in the Alps. Now, I’ve never been up a mountain…

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Exquisite Ancient Worlds: Basel’s Ancient Art Collection

Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland Recently, Sister-Chickpea asked me why I’d never ended up writing up a post about the Basel Museum.  Honestly, it’s because I’ve had such a backlog of posts to write, I’d forgotten about it.  Then I found out that they were closing many of the galleries to…

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