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Frenkendorf

Does anyone live in or know what Frenkendorf is like? Planning to move to Basel area with a young family in the next few months and am trying to do my homework but can't find anything on this particular area. Thanks
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Re: Frenkendorf

Welcome to the Forum.

I suppose you've seen their Homepage. The only thing I can remember about Frenkendorf is that once upon a time it was the centre for the practical driving exam for Canton Baselland, or maybe that was Füllinsdorf. And I'm sure that bit of non-information will be a great help to you! It's a bit hilly for golf around there... The walks might suit you.

Wish you luck in your search.
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Thanks for the advice
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Re: Frenkendorf

Hello and welcome.

We live in the neighbouring Liestal area (well just above Liestal). Frenkendorf gets progressively nicer the further up the hill you get and further away from the Rheinstrasse (the main road connecting Liestal to the motorway into Basel, usually blocked with slow moving traffic and at the moment is horrible due to major roadworks due to last for another 4 years building a tunnel from neighbouring Liestal to the motorway). It has a pleasant town centre and is well served with the usual assortment of clubs and social activities for families (my son has played football in Frenkendorf childrens football club). There is a good family centre opposite the station which runs a mother and pre-kindergarten group specifically for English speakers (at least, used to a year or so ago) as well as a selection of other groups.

It is well served with the areas' largest Migros and Coop supermarket stores (my usual reason for going there!)

If you are working in Basel, the train link is by S3 regional train, twice an hour I believe. You get more frequent and faster links out of Liestal, even though it is a couple more kilometres further out, as express trains stop there.

It is more often than not linked in with its neighbour, Fullinsdorf across the Rheinstrasse, although I do believe they are actually two separate towns and do not know if they share any common services. But most people who live round here (but not in these towns) find it impossible to remember which side of the road is which town, so always refer to them as "Frenkendorf-Fullinsdorf" together.

All the best with your planned move.
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