Lörrach is a small town in the Baden-Württemberg State in southwest Germany, situated near the borders with Switzerland and France. The town is an important cultural spot for this tri-border area, so despite having only fifty thousand residents, there is quite a lot going on throughout the year. With numerous cultural facilities and events the town is therefore a popular place not only for Germans, but for their neighbours as well. After all, Basel -- the third-largest city of Switzerland -- is located just a few kilometres away.
The heart of culture in Lörrach is the Burghof Lörrach Cultural Center, which is also the starting point of the Lörrach sculpture trail, consisting of twenty-three works. If you're interested in local history, you should visit Three-Countries Museum. As the town is almost a thousand years old, it is also a home to a couple of fascinating historic buildings, like castles Rötteln and Inzlingen.
As mentioned, Lörrach is known for hosting numerous events throughout the year. Particularly popular is the Stimmen Music Festival, which is held annually in summer and has hosted many popular international stars in recent years, such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Mark Knopfler.
Lörrach may be a small town, but don't let its size fool you. It is lively and offers quite a lot to see -- plus you can visit both France and Switzerland in a single day. The accommodation sector, however, is mostly dominated by hotels, so don't expect plenty of low-budget options like Lörrach hostels. Nevertheless, the Lörrach hostel dorms you can find are decent and easy reachable by city bus.
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