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Thanks to rowers the Rhine was alive with the sound of swearing

Sports, Uncategorized  -  0 Comments 19/11/2017 - 15:33

Thanks to rowers the Rhine was alive with the sound of swearing

Emotions can run high when rowers race on the Rhine, as they proved during Basel Head last Saturday. By Martin Pütter On Saturday the Rhine was firmly in the hands of the rowers, even during training in the morning Saturday, 18 November 2017, 1:58pm, Wettsteinbrücke, Basel: a cormorant has enough. The catch [...]

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Castle romanticism in the Basel area (2): Landskron

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Books with Basilisks for the Bairns

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Integration in Switzerland – a difficult undertaking?

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