A tour of Basel’s best microbreweries and beer halls

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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

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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.

Things to do in Basel | Basel Guide May 2021

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Here’s some amazing things to do this month including, a visit to a monastery, sculpture park, the iris exhibition at Merian Garten, what’s on at the museum and theatre, a few ideas for Mothers day and some tips for terrace and buvette dining.

How to celebrate Fasnacht this year?

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How to celebrate Fasnacht when their no carnival due to COVID-19. The fasnacht walk, the food culture of fasnacht including recipes and where to buy fasnacht favourites.

Do you love English rose gardens, scones and cream?

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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

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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.