Switzerland’s third largest city – Basel – is on the River Rhine where the French, German and Swiss borders all meet.
I’m writing this evening from the train. I departed from Freiburg for the final time shortly after 16:15.
Forget the small city hotel I stayed at in Munich, or the large chain hotel I stayed at in Berlin; this time is was in a self-catering cottage in a residentual area (St. Georgen) of Freiburg.
Today I have been on the railways of Baden-Württemberg, getting out and about to visit the Black Forest villages.
My first port of call was to the Farmer’s Market. This daily market can be found 6 mornings a week in the area surrounding the Münster. Fresh fruit and veg, cheese, eggs, and meats can be bought here.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is located entirely in France. France was the country I arrived in when I landed just before 11 o’ clock local time (10 o’ clock UK time) this morning.
Located within France, about a mile from the Swiss border and not far from Germany either is the EuroAirport which serves Basel (in Switzerland), Mulhouse (in France) and Freiburg (in Germany).
In temperatures of below -4° I checked out of the hotel at 05:20 in the morning, and after spending a considerable amount of time defrosting the car I set off on my journey to Gatwick Airport.