Flavors of Switzerland > Basel Cuisine
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. The city's unique location on the border of three neighbouring countries has had a profound influence on its cuisine.
The Rhine was once the largest salmon-bearing river in Europe. 100 years ago, there were millions of salmon (Salmo salar) in the Rhine and its tributaries, all the way to the Swiss Alps.
Brunsli (Photo above)
Chocolate, almond and spice cookies
Small square cakes like gingerbread
A bretzel flavoured with cumin.
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