Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  2. 2 France, UK and Ireland
  3. 3 Daytime flights - US East Coast to Paris?
  4. 4 Spain and South of France
  5. 5 Ronda Wine/biking
  6. 6 Starting my Paris plan for May
  7. 7 Croatia... Is dubrovnik a must?
  8. 8 Greece + Italy | Itinerary Suggestions
  9. 9 El Pastrami en Madrid
  10. 10 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  11. 11 Andalucia itinerary help
  12. 12 Santorini lodging
  13. 13 Germany family road trip help!
  14. 14 Windycar Instanbul- Car rental deposit scam
  15. 15 Overnight at Heathrow
  16. 16 5 days in the Morvan (Burgundy)
  17. 17 Best place to view alps from Italy
  18. 18 Acorn TV and Whatsapp
  19. 19 Prague
  20. 20 Upcoming trip to Penzance, Cornwall
  21. 21 Barcelona appartment is it a good location ?
  22. 22 9 days in London
  23. 23 Where to buy things outside of Munich
  24. 24 No Periods in British Written English!
  25. 25 Milan private guide
View next 25 » Back to the top

REposting for assistance

Jump to last reply

I had posted last year about a pending trip to Switzerland, and that trip was cancelled at the last minute. Another opportunity to travel to Switzerland is on the horizon. This time to Basel.
I have no experience with travel to Europe so I am already a bit intimidated, and the meeting is in February so I am concerned about making the best of my wardrobe to avoid the need for extra luggage or bulky clothing. (I live in "The South" so I don't own heavy winter clothing).
We will arrive and leave from Basel by air. We have 3 days for exploration around the meeting, and then I'll have 3 half-days on my own in the town during the meeting.
I'd like to know if there cultural, historical, and/or architectural sites in the city which are accessible in the winter that I should make a point to visit during the half-days in town ( no skiing or winter sports); if it would be best to concentrate on seeing Switzerland with our additional days, or if day-trips from Basel to Germany and or France would be feasible and worthwhile use of our time; and what would be good souvenirs to bring home that are made in Basel, or the suggested towns from other countries if applicable. I have something in the way of handcrafts or "local art" in mind for ths souvenirs as opposed to something like watches or chocolate which are more of a commercial venture.
I only have 2 weeks to figure this out and the guidebook I bought for the other trip doesn't have anything on Basel! So any help is greatly appreciated.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement