Think Swiss chocolate and delicate Raclette cheese, mulled wine and glistening snow on rooftops. Switzerland’s cultural capital Basel offers exactly that. It is host to the largest Swiss Christmas market against the backdrop of lovingly decorated half-timbered houses. The atmosphere is magical, the market is beautifully lit and scents of seasonal delights sweeten the air. Merchants offer mostly local goods in over 190 rustic wooden huts and festive music fills the streets. Outside the market 100 pine trees turn the entire city into a gigantic fairytale setting. The Swiss knows how to do Christmas properly!

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