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
pharmaceutical 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.
(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.
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.
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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France, Germany and Switzerland
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Smoking restrictions in France, Germany and Switzerland
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.