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Christmas Market 2017

We were unfortunately only 4 participants to the Christmas Market in Basel : Hartmut, Renate, Martha and me.
We took the 9:34 train and arrived at 11:00 in Basel . There were two venues. We went first to the Barfüsserplatz and walked around admiring the various Xmas decorations and picked up a Gingerbread that was offered to us at one of the stalls by the CFF as a complimentary gift .
We then went to  "Zum Gifthüttli" where we had booked a table for lunch around 1pm. The setting was one of a typical old Basel restaurant and we tried some specialities of the house for a reasonable price.
After the nice meal, we headed towards the other venue which was located at Münsterplatz. We prefered the atmosphere of that venue and enjoyed a hot wine to accompany a raclette that was also offered to us by the CFF.
A last tour through the narrow streets of the old town brought us to the station to catch the 16:30 train back to Fribourg.
Despite the cold, we enjoyed strolling through the market stalls listening to the Christmas carols and watching the old merry go round!
Gerda



You can see the photos here.
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