We spent Thanksgiving in Basel, Switzerland, arriving in time for the formal opening of the city’s Christmas market.
The lovely old city center, with many buildings from the 14th century, was mostly decorated with fir trees and lights. It was an idyllic place to start the holiday season.
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Spalenvorstadt in early morning — a Christmas tree between each building.
The 14th century Spalentor city gate.
A tall Christmas tree at Spalenberg and Schnabelgasse
. . . wedged into a hole in the pavement.
Many streets in the city center are pedestrian only.
A mistletoe seller across from the tree.
A section of the Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz.
Small trees hanging in leather bags.
The Christmas tree at the city town hall or Rathaus.
It really is that red, a standout in a cream and gray city.