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Things to do in Basel | September 2021

The local guide to Things to do in Basel, September 2021. Im Fluss becomes Floss, we see another Genusswoche a brilliant chance to learn more but our local gastronomy and oh boy do the restaurants and bars need our support… At the end of the month Basel will see the start of Art Basel. Harvest festival is upon us and it’s pumpkin and apple juice season so, I have added a few recommendation on where to buy your pumpkins for the Autumn and winter months.

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Things to do in Basel in April

Magnolia and Cherry trees come into bloom and the days get longer, the buvettes are back as the ‘good weather’ summer venues like Deck 57, Le Rhin Bleu and Sandoase. Do you decorate your own pace eggs or is your Easter Sunday a time of giving and receiving Swiss chocolate?

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Beer tasting and great food at Matt and Elly’s microbrewery

Matt and Elly is a small micro brewery, bar and restaurant is near the Musical Theatre in Basel.  It has a large terrace area outside and prides itself in offering their own craft beers and locally sourced food and plant based options for the environmentally conscious diner.  The bar is very arty, cool and there is a mellow vibe to this place which is terribly inviting.

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The very beautiful Merian Gärten

What better way to spend a few hours on a Summer or Autumn day than wandering around the immaculate, beautiful and vast Merian Gärten in Basel.  Villa Merian was gifted to Christoph Merian on his wedding day in 1824 by his father.  The villa was used as Christoph and his wife Margaretha Burckhardt as a summer residence and was gifted to the Christoph Merian Stiftung in 1886.  In 1968 the Christoph Merian Stiftung gave Merian Gärten to Basel City so, we can all say we own a small piece of this amazing house and garden.  

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My four favourite buvettes – the best way to enjoy views of the Rhine

Enjoy Basel’s warm evenings or sunny afternoons at the numerous buvettes that are spread out along the Rhine. A buvette is a popup, seasonal bar that serves apero nibbles, sandwiches and other fast foods along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Perfect for lazy summer afternoons watching the world go by, watching the sunset over the Rhine, resting after a Rhine swim or just hanging out with family and friends.

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Summer Festivals | Basel 2021

Basel has a wealth of outdoor, summer festivals and concerts including classical, jazz, blues and popular music. Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and the chance to celebrate with live music this summertime.

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A Classic Basel Tote

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My Basel Guides and Reviews

The latest and best things to do in Basel is written by Louise Haughton an Expat who has lived in Switzerland since 2007. Let her guide you around the Basel region and beyond.

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Get lost in the maize labyrinth at Mathis-hof

Mathishof has the most amazing, Enter the labyrinth and wind your way through the maize to find 4 or 5 kids play areas that include slides, swings, trampolines and other fun things to play on. Take the zip line through the maze to cut a corner or wander around until you find the exit. The labyrinth is not so complex that you can get lost but you do need a good 30 mins to 1 hour to enjoy it fully. Be warned, I imagine many children could spend a lot longer than that though!

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