Basel is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants.
It is located where
the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Basel also has suburbs in France
with 830,000 inhabitants in the tri-national urban agglomeration. Basel
second-largest metropolitan area. Located in northwest Switzerland on the
river Rhine, Basel
functions as a major centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
The Basel region,
culturally extending into German Baden-Wurttemberg and French Alsace, reflects
of its three states in the modern Latin name: Regio TriRhena. Basel is
(L) Basel Badischer Bahnhof ( BBB )
(R) Restaurant Holzschopf, Basel (No smoking )
A green Basel tram is passing through a church. A bus service is relatively
frequent in the city of Basal.
A green Basel tram
A quite inner street of Basal
(L) Outdoor sale in Basal (R) Mittlere Brucke and River Rhine
(L) A pig-shaped tram running in front of the Hotel Les Trois Rois (R)
Mittlere Brucke, Basel
(L) Basal Marketplatz (R) Historishes Museum Basal, located in Barfussenplatz
(L) Mittlere Brucke (R) Basal Marketplatz
( L) A pig-shaped and ' I love' tramcars (R) McDonald's Basal Marketplatz
As seen in other European cities, an outside terrace seat of restaurants
is quite common.
It is the same in the city located in Barfussenplatzof Basal.
Basal has an extensive public transportation network serving the city and
surrounding suburbs, including a large tram network, and has long held
an important place
as a rail hub. Basel SBB is the central railway station in the city of
Basel in Switzerland.
Trains run by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to destinations within Switzerland
this station, as well as Deutsche Bahn ICE trains to Germany as well as
and the Cisalpino service across the Alps to Milan in Italy. Basel Badischer
on the opposite side of the city.
(L) A Basal tram runs beside the Zoo Basal Zoo (Zoologisher Garten )
(R) The tram terminal at the front of Basel SBB railway station
(L) Victoria Hotel Basel (R) Basel SBB railway station
Hotel Victoria Basel is located in front of the Basal SBB Bahnhof. This
a total of 107 rooms/all non-smoking.
Ramada Hotel Basel Conference Center is a tall building, and has a total
of 224 rooms.
The number of smoking rooms is 25, equivalent to 11.2% of the total.
Swiss Hotel Plaza Basel has 238 guest rooms, of which five smoking rooms,
of 2.1% of total rooms.
Mercure Hotel Europe Basel has 18 smoking rooms among the entire 158 guest
The percentage of smoking rooms to the total is 11.4%. Two restaurants are non-smoking.
Smoking is allowed in the bar in this hotel.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June
2011, and revised in July 2013,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.