Minus five degrees, a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, a town I’d never been to before, trams, new road signs, give way to the right, no street map, no local passenger, no clue! Surely nothing else could go wrong… could it?
Title: Democrats Abroad
Location: Unternehmen Mitte, Gerbergasse 30
Description: Democrats Abroad are meeting upstairs above the cafe ‘fumare non fumare’ at the Unternehmen Mitte to watch the US Presidential Debates. All are welcome - bring an American to register to vote and get a free campaign button! Win the trivia contest and win a Switzerland for Obama [...]
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 [...]
The Gay Beggars Drama group is the English speaking theatre group of the English Department of the University of Basel.
This article first appeared on 21st November 2004.
The Gundeldingen area of Basel (more usually know as the Gundeli) is, in my humble opinion, a great area to live in, but it’s possibly not for everyone. The area itself lies roughly between the Bahnhof SBB and rail lines to the North, Margarethen Park to the [...]
Posted: September 11th, 2008 under Neighbourhoods, Sport, Things To Do.
Tags: Bahnhof, Basel, Bowling, Dance, Eating Out, Food, Gundeli, Running, Shopping, Sport, St Jakob, Take Away, Tennis, Zoo
This article was originally published on 24th November 2004.
Basel Expats is nothing if not a community, and I am very grateful to two of our readers who have provided me with the basis for this article between them. Camilla Flowitt-Hill lives in Breite proper, while David Bergin lives further up the River Birs closer to [...]
Posted: September 10th, 2008 under Neighbourhoods.
Tags: Apartments, Basel, Breite, Food, Freies Gymnasium, Gellert, Ice Skating, ISB, Pizza, Restaurants, Rhine, River Birs, Shopping, St Jakob, Swimming, Thai
The Semi-Circle is Basel’s English language amateur theatre group. For more than a quarter of a century we have been staging plays - primarily comedies - before wildly appreciative discerning audiences.
The Basel Childbirth Trust offers information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenthood to enable all parents to make informed choices. We are a voluntary, nonprofit organization open to all nationalities.
The Basel Rugby Club was founded in 1975 by a group of mostly English speaking players. In Switzerland rugby was practically unheard of at that time.
A good beginners walk with a very hard climb to begin. Start in Switzerland, cross into France, have a wonderful view of the whole Basel area, followed by a gentle descent to Leymen in France, and then back to Fluh via Tram No 10.