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.
What better way to get out into the beautiful farming landscape in Basel land than to make a visit to a local farm and self pick Strawberries. A worth while thing to do in Basel this Summer.
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?
A day out in the little farming and wine producing town of Maisprach for wine tasting, dinner on the terrace, polish pottery, a lovely cafe or visiting a historic flour mill.
The museums pass will get you and your children access to over 300 museums in Switzerland and over the border in France and Germany.
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.
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.
Schallenurseli is a seasonal restaurant located on a farm in St. Margarethen, Basel. Here, I review their brunch offer…
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.
Visit one of Basel’s flower fields and pick your own flowers fresh that day! Open May-October every year, TWINT payment or leave you money in the payment bin. A very sustainable thing to do in Basel.