Summertime 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!

Things to do in Basel July

Swimming in the Rhine, drinks on the terrace, visiting a buvette, Basel’s green spaces, visit Rome and Friday night at the Zoo..all great things to do in Basel in June

My guide to swimming in the Rhine

Rhine swimming is on of the best ways to appreciate Basel. To be immersed in the water of the Rhine on a hot summer days is just fabulous, what better way to travel through the heart of Basel!

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

When’s warm enough to eat out side then it’s time to enjoy, warm evenings or sunny afternoons at Basel’s 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.