Past Meetup

Language Exchange Goes To Basel Christmas MarketS


Hey Everyone,

Next on the list for our Christmas Market surfing this year, comes Basel with it's 2 Christmas Markets. =)

Please read the trip description below in detail, and if you have any questions you can contact me [Ahoo] (

Description from the website:

"The Basel Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered to be one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. During the run-up to Christmas, many events and spectacular special exhibitions in the city's museums further enrich its cultural scene."

More information is available here on the website (

We will meet at 11:15 at the main station, and take the TGV 9218 directly to Basel at 11:34 on platform 15. We will arrive to Basel less than an hour later, then we will have a look around the area, and visit both markets when it's darker. As usual there is no return time set, we will be walking around and exploring as much as we can, and everyone is free to go back when they feel tired.

IMPORTANT: How this excursion works

Please understand, we are not tour leaders or experts. We are not offering you a service, and we are not responsible for absolutely anything. What we are, is simply a bunch of people who are interested in exploring, and would like to offer others with similar interest to join and have a nice time with us.

This is an exploration excursion. We will be walking around all day long, and there is no official end time. Anyone feeling tired at any point is absolutely welcome to head back to the train station.

As long as you are interested in continuing to walk with us, making sure that you still have the organizers in the view is your responsibility. If you'd like to make a short stop somewhere, please let us know and we will wait for you. [This very much does include picture stops.] If you'd like to make a long stop somewhere, feel free. We will move on but you you can rejoin the group later. If for any reason you would like to separate yourself from the group and re-join later, finding us again is your own responsibility. If you'd like to join the group at any point other than the official starting point, again finding the group is your own responsibility.

Please be on time, and have your train tickets ready before we need to board the train. Otherwise, the group will move on and you can try to join us later. Please make sure to bring yourself whatever you believe you might need. That includes water, food [please note, due to variety of reasons, we generally do not make restaurant stops], snacks, warm clothing, appropriate shoes, eye-wear and so on.

Please RSVP if you intend to join, and if later you decide to drop out please do change your RSVP.



P.S.: This is the same as this event: