Switzerland
Basel



Basel, Switzerland



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 and Germany, with 830,000 inhabitants
in the tri-national urban agglomeration. Basel is Switzerland's second-largest metropolitan area. Located in
northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major centre for the chemical and pharma-
ceutical industry. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Wurttemberg and French Alsace,
reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: Regio TriRhena. Basel is mainly German-
speaking.

 
(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 connecting to 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 use this station, as well as Deutsche Bahn ICE trains to Germany as well as
Zurich, Interlaken and the Cisalpino service across the Alps to Milan in Italy. Basel Badischer Bahnhof is on
the opposite side of the city.


Barfussenplatz, Basal
 
(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 hotel provides 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, consisting of
2.1% of total rooms.
Mercure Hotel Europe Basel has 18 smoking rooms among the entire 158 guest rooms. 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.

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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Germany Heidelberg 2013
Germany Munchen 2013
Switzerland Geneva 2013
Switzerland Bern 2013
Switzerland Ovronnaz 2013



Travel by Train 海外鉄道紀行
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.


イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 Rail Travel Ireland
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 Railways in Helsinki, Finland
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Amtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Washington DC Metro/Union Station
シカゴ鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000:Stockholm-Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Paris Metro-RER-Tram

韓国高速鉄道 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
タイ・バンコク鉄道 Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
韓国高速鉄道 Indian Railway
韓国高速鉄道 Dehli Metro
米国横断鉄道旅行 Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
台湾高速鉄道 Taiwan High-Speed Rail
台湾高速鉄道 China High-Speed Rail

シカゴ鉄道 Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 High-speed train in Spain 2010
マイアミ鉄道 Barcelona Railways
 Railway Travel in France 2011
 Railway Travel in Germany 2011
サンフランシスコ鉄道 High-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013

 Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 VIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
米国横断鉄道旅行 Amtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
サンフランシスコ鉄道 San Francisco: cable-car, tram and Bart
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Alaskan Railroad

 Moscow Metro
 Saint Petersburg Metro
 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Gold Coast Light-Rail
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 Brief Journey by Australian Rail

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world


スイス北西部、ライン川のほとりに位置し、ドイツ、フランス、スイス3国の国境が接する地点にある。ユーロ圏では
なく、バーゼル駅の店ではユーロは使用できない。スイス・フランはユーロを使用する欧州連合の狭間にあって孤島の
ような存在となっている。しかし、世界でも最も安定した通貨であり、ドル、ユーロ、日本円とともに重要な地位に
あることに変わりない。ノヴァルティスおよびロッシュの本社があり、製薬業の世界的都市でもある。

鉄道駅は賑やかなSBB駅と住宅地を控えたBBB(バーゼル・バディッシャー)駅との二つの駅と線路が市街地を囲んで
いる。フランスやドイツ国用のユーロパスでもバーゼル駅を利用することが出来る。レストランとカフェは公共的空間
に含まれ、禁煙であると定められているが、罰金を伴う法的規制か自主的規制を期待したものか明確ではない。
バーゼルのバーでは喫煙出来る



France, Germany and Switzerland
Paris 2011 Mont Saint-Michel Marseille Nice Monaco Lyon Strasbourg Freiburg Basel
Berlin Railway Travel in Europe 2011
Smoking restrictions in France, Germany and Switzerland


バーゼル、フランス、ドイツに隣接するスイスの大都市圏
2011年6月執筆  2011年5月写真撮影 2013年7月加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
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.




Germany

Berlin, the capital of Germany



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