"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Market in Basel

Having done an Avalon Waterways cruise along the Rhine River in October, I yearn to do this cruise at Christmas time. Germany really knows how to do Christmas Market. Most cruises start in Basel, Switzerland - where every Saturday is a feast of cheeses, breads, fruits and good cheer. The people of Basel are friendly and the market sellers that come down from the mountains are even friendlier.

A great website for information on the Christmas market in Basel and other locations can be found here. Basel is such a magical time any time of the year, but it must be especially beautiful at Christmas. I know what I will ask from Santa for next year!

Photos courtesy of christmasmarkets.com and all from Basel, Switzerland.


  1. Have you been to Basel at Christmas, Lu?

  2. Unfortunately no. It looks very pretty all lit up.

  3. I would like to go at Christmas as well. Usually I choose to leave Europe for the winter months. Maybe next year I will try to stick around a bit longer.

  4. Might be worth it, Heather. It looks very pretty. I was there in October and it was quite chilly. Almost felt like Christmas before the decorations.