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Marktplatz

Marktplatz

7.54 reviews
Shopping, Outdoors, Plaza
Ranked #8 in Basel things to do
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Marktplatz, Basle, Switzerland
061 268 68 68
http://markt.unibas.ch/
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The location of Basel's colorful Town Hall (Rathaus), the Marktplatz is a large piazza located in the center of town. Originally where inhabitants came to buy and sell grain (and witness an occasional ... Read more
public execution), today vendors sell fresh produce and snacks in the piazza, and is frequented both by locals and tourists.

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As the name might suggest, Marketplatz is a bonanza of shopping, tourism, food and people. This is the huge tourist square in Basel, right by the river. I don't necessarily advise going here, unless what you're looking for is a ton of other travelers (or unless you're here to see the Rathaus).

That said, I had a delicious chocolate croissant from a shop in an alley just off the square, so it's not all bad. In fact, I'd definitely go back for that croissant; the Swiss have the best of all chocolate-croissant-worlds: Swiss chocolate, French croissants, and German... well, we'll leave Germany out of the croissant business.

I'm also not sure if this was a one-off event, but as I was crossing this platz on my way back to my hotel, I got caught up in a roaming marching band, actually joining in for a short while where convenient to crossing the street. Fun was had!

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