Hotels. *Theee Kings (Plan a) on the Rhine, R. 3—5 fr., L. i|2, B. 2,
D. at. 5 o'clock 4, A. 1 fr.; *Schweizerhof, and opposite to it, *H6tel Eoler,
R- 3, B. i'|2, A. 3|4, omnibus 1 fr., both at the Central Station; Faocon;
*Cigoone (PI. b), R. 2'|s, B. li|2, D. inc. W. 3, L. and A. 1 fr.; *Sauvage
(PI. c), similar prices. — +Coukonne (PI. d), *Kopf (PI. e) , both on the
Rhine; Hotel de la Poste ; Schiff, unpretending, well spoken of, R. and
A. 2 fr. — In Klein-Basel, on the r. bank of the Rhine, *Bear (PI. g), R. lifc,
B. 1, A. i|2 fr.; opposite to it the *Croix (PI. h); Hotel Schrieder and
*Hotel Michel, both opposite the station of the Baden railway, R. 2, B.
1—li la fr. — The usual dinner-hour at all the hotels is 12. 30.
Cafes. +Cafi des Trois Rois, near the hotel of that name; *Cafe
National, on the r. bank of the Rhine near the bridge; Cafi de Bale,
near the theatre. Refreshment-rooms at the Central Station and the Baden
Station. — Kibiger, Barfiisser-Platz; Schumacher, opp. the Central Station;
Summer-Casino (PI. 18), concert on Wed. 6—9 p. m. — Thoma's garden,
near the Central Station.
Conveyances. Omnibus from the Station to the town (50 lbs. of luggage
free) '|j fr., from the Baden to the Central Station 1 fr. Carriage fur
>l!4 hr. 1—2 persons 80 c, 3—4 pers. 1 fr. 20 c, by the hour 2—3 fr., to or
from the station 1—4 pers. H|2 fr., from one station to the other 1—2 pers.
l'li, 3—4 pers. 2 fr., each box 30 c. extra.
Railway-Stations. Baden Station in Klein-Basel 3\t M. (in a straight
direction) from the Rhine Bridge; duty payable on carved woodwork
brought from Switzerland 10 kreuzer per lb. The Alsace and the Swiss
lines both start from the Central Station in Bale, on the S. side of the
town, about 1 M. from the Rhine bridge. The waiting-rooms of the former
are on the r., those of the latter on the 1. side of the building. The exterior
of the station is adorned with relief-portraits of Newton, Humboldt,
Laplace, and Euler (p. 4). Above the doors in the portico are the arms of
the 22 Cantons.
Post and Telegraph Offices (PI. 16) in the Freien-Strasse; also at the
Baths in the Rhine near the Miinster, entrance from the Pfalz (p. 3).
Warm baths at Meyer-Ritter's in the Elisabethen-Strasse ; Sigmund, Leon-
Newspapers in the Reading Club (open 10 a. m. to 9'|2 p. m.) by the
Miinster. Strangers must be introduced by a member, perhaps the land¬
lord of their hotel.
English Church Service in the Church of St. Martin (PI. 8).
Bale, or Basel [871'J, the principal town of the half-canton
Bale-Ville (pop. 44,834, 12,019 Rom. Cath.), is first mentioned
in the year 374 under the name of Basilea, and appears to have
been founded by the Roman army when it fell back on the
Rhine near the old Colonia Augusta Rauracorum, founded B. C.
27 by L. Munatius Plancus (now called Basel-Augst, 5 M. from
Bale on the 1. bank of the Rhine). Bale is greatly indebted
for its wealth, which has become proverbial, to its favourable
position at the junction of the frontiers of Germany, France, and
B#dekeh, Switzerland. 6th Edition.