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Tag: Sport

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?

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…

Buying a mountain bike in Basel

This story originally appeared on 16th August 2002 Swiss bike prices are generally a little higher than other countries, but it’s not a huge amount when you compare like with like. Many people resort to buying apparently good-value bikes from French and German supermarkets. I’m sure they enjoy them a great deal, but we do […]

Gundeli – The Village Behind the Bahnhof

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 […]

Laguna Swimming Centre, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Looking for somewhere to go for an afternoon with the whole family? Looking for a really different swimming experience? Or just want to relax on your own or with your partner? Then the Laguna Swimming Centre has it all… just five minutes across the border into Germany!

Climbing Wall, Weil am Rhein

Are you intrigued by the thought of rock climbing as a hobby but aren’t sure how to pursue it? Alternatively, are you a climber relatively new to Basel and aren’t sure where to go? Well, wonder no more! I’m here to tell you about an excellent indoor climbing facility located just across the border in […]

About RFC Basel

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.