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Archive for 'Entertainment'

Basel Curry Club

Once upon a time in Basel there was a group of people who met regularly once a month over a curry and some beer – and they always had fun! Well, the Basel Curry Club is back!

Allschwil Fasnacht

One week before the biggie in Basel, Allschwil has its own rather smaller scale Fasnacht celebrations. The cortege starts at 2pm on Sunday 22nd February and officially ends at 4pm – but few people actually go home just then! If you fancy getting into the swing of Fasnacht early – and many Basel Clicques do […]

The Herbstmesse Autumn Fair

 Every country has fairs, but what is the Herbstmesse Autumn Fair like in Basel? Basel’s Autumn Fair has grown and grown and now takes in five different locations across the city, each with a different flavour and rhythm. Back in 2003 and 2004 we reviewed each of the locations for you to give you an […]

Basel votes to Ban Smoking

Basel Stadt has voted 27,427 against 24,533 to ban smoking in all Restaurants and public places in the city. Smoking won’t be banned in rooms set aside from the main serving area, but it will be illegal to provide any service in these rooms. No date has yet been set for implementation of the ban, […]

The Hash House Harriers

The Hash House what…? “Running?…. Beer?…. Beer and running?… I’m not sure if I like that!” This is the normal reaction of people when I try to tell them about the Hash House Harriers – a movement of non-competitive “sports” clubs which boasts over 100,000 participants world-wide and around 1500 chapters.


This article was first published on 10th April 2004 Brausebad has, to coin a phrase, “Location, Location, Location”. It also has one of Basel’s best parks. So what else does this pleasant quarter of Gross Basel have to offer?

Great Tram Journeys of Basel – Routes 15 and 16

Sometimes, you just can’t think of anything to do but want to be entertained without much effort. Perhaps you have some visitors, or want to just look around a bit more of Basel than is possible in a short time on foot. So why not go on a tram journey? Nick Steven went for a […]


Tonight, Friday 19th September from 4pm until late, Basel University opens its doors with lots of free events along the lines of Museums Nacht, only with University and student involvement – which means live music too! Here are some highlights…

All Weather Bobsleigh rides

This article first appeared 3 years ago, but little has changed since. Want a great adrenalin rush for Fr. 4.- per go (Fr. 2.50 for kids aged 6 to 16) in a beautiful mountain environment? Enjoy high speed? Willing to travel 35 kms from Basel? Then you need to read this…

A trip to Legoland (more than just a block away…)

This article was written by Tanya near Basel in 2004. I made it to Legoland over the weekend and it ended up being roughly a 3 1/2 hour drive from Basel. It is in between Munich and Stuttgart, so there are no large cities immediately around it. We drove up Fri. night, spent the night, […]