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Hammering Man, Basel

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Business-oriented Basel offers an overwhelming amount of mid-range hotels catering to its business clientele. The city fills up during conferences and events, so be sure to plan accordingly. There are a number of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts too, but they tend to be pretty pricey. You'll find a handful of budget-friendly hostels just south of the city core. Keep in mind that as you move toward the outskirts of town for affordable accommodation, proximity to the train stations will be key. The good news is that a number of the hotels include public transport passes with the cost of a room.
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  • Please, don't go out of your way to see this. It's just a statue ... that hammers. Viewing it on the tram as you pass through Aeshenplatz is plenty.  more »
  • It does not worth it to visit the Hammering Man, but if you are in the area or in the tram, be careful not to miss it, because it is an interesting spectacle  more »
  • Basel has many artistic pieces located throughout town. Hammering Man is one of the sculptures easily found on the Aeschenplatz. One of our favorite activities while in town was looking for the random...  more »