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Archive for 'Eating Out'

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!

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.

Boat trip to the Wine Museum on the Zurichsee

I’d been invited on a summer boat trip on the Zurichsee to the Weinbaumuseum at Au with dinner to follow on the “sunset cruise” around the lake and back – all the way from Enge haven in Zurich to the tax haven of Schwyz.


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?

Tipping: When and How much?

Different countries have different cultures and different ideas about tipping. How does it work in Switzerland?