Things to do in Basel July

Summer 2020

Swim outside

Take a swim outside whether that is in the Rhine, at a Rhine side Badi, at one of the outdoor swimming pools or visit the very special Naturbad in Riehen.  Read more here

Outdoor Swimming at the Natur Bad in Riehen


Go to Basel's most beautiful green spaces

Merian Garten

Take a walk around the Merian Garten in Munchenstein and breathe-in the emended beauty of the landscape they have created.  Whether you are a fan of English garden’s, cottage gardens or more tropical plants there is something for you to feast your eyes on.  Enjoy a garden tour, gardening lesson, visit the vegetable sale on Thursdays or listen to live music on Sundays during the summer months.  Read more here:

The Merian Garten


Park in Grunen

Right next door is Park in Grunen or Grun 80 that is a perfect place for running, skating and biking for the entire family around the parks man made lake.  There is also a dinosaur park there too.

Wenkenhof - Villa, Gardens, and Riding Hall

The Villa Wenkenhof is also a treat based over in Riehen, I have had a brunch in the ‘Riding Hall’ Reithalle at Wenkenhof and have also, visited a Christmas market there but haven’t visited in the summer yet.  From what I saw last winter it was a great place to be.

Enjoy Summer Drinks

The sun is out and so are the buvette’s and terraces deck chairs, tables and umbrellas.  Enjoy the sun in Basel but please protect your skin and wear sunscreen.  

Summertime Drinks

Friday Night is Zoo Night

Zoo night may be cancelled however, Basel’s Zoo is staying open on Fridays in the summer month up until 20:00.


Visit Rome - Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica is Basel very own Roman Museum and ruins.  Sadly Romerfest is cancelled this year however, Augusta Raurica are still holding a series of workshops for old and young to enjoy.  Make a roman Mosaic, blend intense fit for use in a Roman temple, test ride your hobby horse on their show jumping round, make Roman bread, pots and much more….

Listen to Music outside

Merian Gardens are offering donations concerts during the summer months and there is a series of Jazz concerts at the Kunstmuseum on Sundays during the summer as well.

Many bars have live music on offer, I enjoy the jazz concerts at Flore wine bar on Saturday afternoons.

French wine at Flore

Pick your own summer fruit and Flowers

Pick your own summer fruit and flowers in our region many, fruit and flower fields.  Read more about flower fields here

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