Tag Archives : Basel

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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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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It’s Christmas Time in Basel

Basel, Switzerland I really like Basel.  It has a very solid, Germanic, clean, gently sophisticated, sensible air.  It wasn’t really a surprise, therefore that its Christmas markets had the same spirit.  We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and it was wonderful to see so many families out together.  It wasn’t noisy, it wasn’t even uncomfortable when there were crowds in…

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