Things to do in Basel

The best things to do in Basel | September 2020

Imfluss, local markets, photo awards, wine, beer and cheese


Imfluss is well underway and with amazing weather scheduled this weekend then, there’s never been a better time to enjoy an evening of live music at the Rhine side.  Imfluss finishes on the 18th of September.  

Facebook link to the full schedule


Swiss Photo Club - Photo Awards BASEL

3rd-12th September, at Gallerie Katapult

Visit the Swiss Photo Club – Photo Awards and vote for your favourite photos.  The entry to the exhibition is free and there are lectures and workshops from the resident photo instructors.  The most popular photos win fantastic prizes.

Facebook events link


The Enjoy Food Week in Basel

14-27th of September, various restaurants, markets and shops

Genussewoche in Basel or Enjoy Food Week is a time to enjoy and learn more about the regional food and specialities on offer all over Basel.  Here’s a link to the directory of events on offer.

Website link

Kunsttage Basel

17th-20th September

Kunsttage is 4 days of art exhibition that takes place 17-20th of September in 44 locations in Basel.  Check the website link to see when and where.

Shown below is a wooden sculpture that was exhibiting on Munsterplatz today the 17th of July until 20th of July.

Mondfest or Moonfestival

Saturday the 19th of September, Munsterplatz 7:00-22:00

The Chinese Moonfestival is on at Munsterplatz on the 19th of September.  For those of you who are early risers then, there is Qi Gong at 7:00.  There will be many stall holders selling traditional Chinese gifts and culinary delights will be offer from 12:00 onwards.  There will be performances of Chinese  music and dance on the main stage this is the only time you are going to see a dragon running through Munsterplatz outside of Fasnacht.  For more information click here for the festivals website.

Comedy Kiss

Friday, September 25th 21:00-23:00, Theater Fauteuil und Tabourettli

English comedy evening featuring Francesco De Carlo as seen on Netflix, Comedy Central and BBC2.

link to event and tickets sales

Cheese, Wine and Chocolate

26th September at Bierrevier at Markthalle, starting at 17:00

Andreas Klein will guide you through 6 courses: 3x cheese – 1x cheese/chocolate – 2x chocolat

The cheese will be served from MYLK and the chocolate comes from ChocolArte with each course you will receive one special selected beer

Price: 69.- CHF per person

Flea Markets

The towns flea markets are back after lockdown and after all of that time at home, I am sure folks have been tidying and sorting out their cupboards and kellers.  Maybe there a bargain for you at your ‘local’ or ‘quatier’ flea market.  Here is the website to find information about the time and date of all of the ‘local’ flea markets.

There are regular Kinder, Nacht and Hallen Flohmarkt at Markthalle that are also worth a look especially when the weather gets wet as Markthalle is dry and warm inside!

10% OFF Bergli Books

What's on the blog this Autumn?

What’s on the blog this Autumn?  A review of Basel’s best cafe’s, harvest time is here and our markets are full of local fruit and vegetables.  Wine fairs and my favourite local wineries to visit this autumn.  Vending apple juice at our local farms, pumpkin and onion festivals/buying.  What’s on in our Museums and at the theatres in Basel.  Restaurant reviews will continue as a firm favourite of yours!  A review of local spas, hammams and where to get a great massage plus some ideas of how to have a spa day at home.

I post all of my blog posts to Facebook and instagram but if you think you might miss a post then you can subscribe to our newsletter that will be sent out at least once per month.

Share this post with your friends

Leave a Reply


The things to do in Basel (T2D) blog is for everyone that lives in or wants to visit Basel.  I write articles for people like you, someone who wants to experience Basel to its fullest, to taste what Basel has to offer and to make lots of fabulous memories with your family and friends.  


Never miss a blog post!

Enter your email address to receive all new blog posts by email.

You may also like