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Integration in Switzerland – a difficult undertaking?

Columns, Uncategorized  -  0 Comments 16/10/2017 - 11:20

Integration in Switzerland – a difficult undertaking?

Recently the online platform InterNations published the latest survey of the “Ease of Settling In Index” (2017). This time Switzerland finished 61st out of 65, the fourth time in a row the country came very close to winning the wooden spoon. The reason: the Swiss are seen as needing to do better with their [...]

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Wet archive of fortune

Wet archive of fortune

The Museum for History at Barfüsserplatz has come up with a new exhibition that is most certainly worth a visit. On display since the end of September are objects – ancient and modern – that had been hidden in the depths of Basel’s rivers. By Nicole J. Bettlé Among the exhibits of “Resurfaced”: Jewellery that had found its way into the Rhine, often for different reasons For the first time, the Historical Museum is showing a collection of objects found in the waters in and around Basel. Scouring the Rhine, the Birs, the Birsig or the Wiese brought several tons

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0 Comments 04/10/2017 - 08:12

Culinary treats for a multicultural community

Culinary treats for a multicultural community

Local and international culinary treats beckon when Dreiland News hold a Gourmet Night at the Forum in St-Louis to bring communities across the borders together. By Martin Pütter Some of treats on offer at the Dreiland Night Gourmet Edition: oysters, wines and cheeses Samuel Baumann is adamant. “We have a unique lifestyle here in Dreiland, with the chance of being able to enjoy the best of all three countries”, says the co-founder of Dreiland News, a still young, but unique communications project across borders. Dreiland, that includes Alsace in France, Baden in Germany and the Basel area in Switzerland. Many

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Castle romanticism in the Basel area (1): Wartenberg

Castle romanticism in the Basel area (1): Wartenberg

The Basel area is one of the richest in Europe when it comes to castles. More than a hundred castles and forts sprang up between the 11th and the 14th century. Visiting the Wartenberg is particularly recommended. In total, three castles invite you to look and linger in the area. The Wartenberg castles (from left to right): the towers of the rear and the middle castle – and one of the remaining walls of the front castle. By Nicole J. Bettlé The Wartenberg in Muttenz has always been – and still is – an important viewpoint. Archaeological findings prove that

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