Things to do in Basel | August

Here’s the low down on Things to do in Basel, Summer 2021, whatever the weather. Including a few ideas for day trips from Basel.

Summer Festivals, Basel 2021

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Basel has a wealth of outdoor, summer festivals and concerts including classical, jazz, blues and popular music. Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and the chance to celebrate with live music this summertime.

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!!

Pick your own Cherries in Basel

The summer months in Basel offer us the chance to pick your own fruit. early July sees the beginning of Cherry season in Basel when some local farms offer pick your own fruit. Pick your own cherries a great Things to do in Basel.

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.

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.  

Let’s Celebrate Swiss National Day

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Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter Youtube 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 national day […]