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!

My guide to swimming in the Rhine

Rhine swimming is on of the best ways to appreciate Basel. To be immersed in the water of the Rhine on a hot summer days is just fabulous, what better way to travel through the heart of Basel!

The Tinguely Fountain a wonderful sight whatever the weather

Designed and built by Jean Tinguely back in the 1977, the Tingluey fountain still draws a crowd and is one of Basel’s best known landmarks. Come rain or shine the fountain weaves it’s magic however, it does freeze over on very cold days in the winter making the most amazing icicles.

Foraging for elderflower to make a summery cordial

Louise the blogger at Things to do in Basel

It was a warm sunny day today so, I headed to Niederbipp in Canton Solothurn, a region I used to live in. I wanted to go foraging in the woods with the hope that I could also pick some Elderflower. Why? These beautiful delicate flowers are packed with fragrant yellow pollen that makes the most delicious summer cordial.