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The Basel Magazine hosts blog posts that are relevant right NOW and what’s coming up in the following month or so.   Dig into the latest and best things to do in Basel by clicking on the blog cards below.  Looking for a guide to what’s on in Basel in a few months time then navigate to our Basel Guides Page. 

Things to do in Basel

The Rhine at sunset, Basel
Things to do in Basel

The Rhine at sunset a sight worth capturing

I love walking down to the Rhine at sunset. I really like to end the day stretching my legs, heading down to the Rhine side and watching the sunset over the water. I often take a camera with me on my sunset walks as the light at sunset is just perfect and transitions quickly from blue, to yellow to red then, mauve. 

Things to do in Basel

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!

Food and Drink

Cocktails for everyone at Hinz und Kunz, Markthalle

It’s for Tom, Dick and Harry or just for everyone to enjoy great cocktails and a wonderful atmosphere whether that’s in the bar or in their outside summer bar or winter ‘cheese and bread’ bar kaese&brot.

Things to do in Basel, Louise Haughton Blog
Things to do 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.  

Things to do in Basel, Louise Haughton Blog
Food and Drink

Enjoy a curious coffee at Basel’s old mortuary

When I entered the Zum Kuss, Cafe Kultur Bar, I was taken a back about how quirky, small and inviting the space was. There were wooden, old style, Parisian seating, a large table with candelabra on it and the most intriguing wall of spirits behind the bar, it was a bit like walking into the bar version of Diagon Alley’s wand shop.

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