Thrill seeker? Why not try a forest high wire, downhill scooters or a mountain rollercoaster.
Sunny weather and looking for outdoor activities for all of the family? Read my blog article about where to find forest high wires, mountain downhill scooters and rollercoasters.
A tour of Basel’s best microbreweries and beer halls
Take my tour of Basel’s microbreweries and beer halls, doable in one day or over time. There’s a vibrant microbrewery scene in Basel and many a wonderful beer hall to drink a beer in the bar, on the terrace or to take away. Cheers and enjoy!!
Asparagus a local delicacy of Basel
Asparagus is grown in abundance in Switzerland and is considered a local delicacy. It’s best eaten in season which is end of April to early June.
Supporting the Things to do in Basel blog
The Basel bag is the 2021 sponsorship item for the blog. Buying one of these bags keeps the Things to do in Basel blog going, thanks for supporting us! Louise
Swiss beauty – skin and haircare products review
Hi, my name is Louise and I am a skincare junky. I am constantly in search of a new wonder cream, lotion of potion to make the best of myself. Here, I review all things Swiss beauty.
Do you love English rose gardens, scones and cream?
Ettenbühl Gardens located near Bad Bellingen in Germany around 30 mins drive from Basel. They boast an impressive 1,000 variety rose collection plus a 5 hectare garden with 20 different themed zones to wander through. If you are interested in photography the gardens offer a lot of amazing vistas for portraits. Take a picnic blanket in the summer months and while away the hours in the most idyllic setting.
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.
Wine tasting at Talhof vineyard in Maisprach
Wine tasting at a small, Swiss farm’s vineyard. Talhof in Maisprach, Basel-landschaft a worth while Thing to do in Basel.
My four favourite buvettes – the best way to enjoy views of the Rhine
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.
Pick your own flowers in one of Basel’s sustainable, flower fields
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.