Summer in Basel

The Swiss city of Basel is ramping up its offerings this summer. When travelers aren’t busy people watching from the riverside cafes or reveling in the nightlife, they can check out some of the latest developments to the city’s scene.

Music lovers will delight in Basel’s summer festival menu. Open air festivals include The "Stimmen Festival" in Lörrach, the free Summerblues in Kleinbasel, ‘’im fluss’’ a raft based showcase, Open Air Basel" at Kaserne Basel and "Em Bebbi sy Jazz" in the city centre.

The riverside will also play host to Cyclope a creative mash up of acrobatics,, theatre and live music, created by Jean Tinguely. Visitors can also check out the booths selling local wares and candy floss.

Gourmands will want to check out the buzz surrounding Basel's new, dedicated restaurant scene. Those seeking homemade pasta and a glass of wine should head to Santa Pasta or Casanova. If you’re seeking lighter lunchtime fare, check out the gourmet deli sandwiches at Franks. Salon caters to the vegan gourmands with a selection of baked goods and burgers. 

Tip: check out Kulturbeiz 113 for sweeping city views and contemporary cuisine. 

Gioacchino Rossini's comic opera "La Gazzetta" comes to Switzerland for the first time. Musical entertainment s and lots of laughs are guaranteed by the director Eva Buchmann with Piotr Micinski in the leading role and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.      

After last year’s hiatus, Chill Am Rhy is back this year. The open air lounge is at the foot of Grossbasel’s Münsterhügel. Guests will be able to enjoy chilled drinks while enjoying the light show.