Wonderful things to do in October

Well, the weather has certainly changed and the nights are getting darker earlier which makes me want to stew food and eat lots of molten cheese.  What are the best things to do in Basel in October?  Search for an amazing pumpkin, enjoy the parks and gardens of Basel, go to the Theatre, relax in the spa or go to one of the many Museum’s in Basel.

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.  

Genusswoche Basel

Genusswoche Basel is a celebration of regional food and drink from the Basel region.  Genusswoche Basel literally translates to ‘enjoy week Basel’.  This celebration happens in many forms throughout the restaurants and markets of Basel between the 17-27 September.

Drinks on the terrace

Basel summertime bring the chance to have afterwork drinks, to enjoy the last rays of sunshine before sunset or at the weekend, spending time lounging on one of Basel’s terraces or enjoyed at one of the many pop-up buvettes.

The Stadt Casino re-opens and Im Fluss is back!!

Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter Youtube 17th-23rd August 2020 We had wonderful news this weekend that Im Fluss the evening concerts on the floating stage on the Rhine will be back on 1st of September.  The Stadt Casino opens its doors on Saturday after a 4 year renovation project lead by Basel based architects Herzog De […]

Let’s Celebrate Swiss National Day

Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter Youtube Let’s Celebrate Swiss National Day Swiss National day falls on 1st of August and signifies the formation of the Swiss Confederation of Helvetica in 1891, the dawn of Switzerland as we know it today.  On this national holiday the weather is usually great so, the Swiss tend to celebrate their […]

Things to do in August

Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter Youtube w/c 9th of August Welcome to this weeks edition of Things to do in Basel.   I hope you have had a great Summer so far, wow it’s been hot weather recently!  I have been busy redesigning the blog website, I hope you like the new format?  Here’s some great […]

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!