Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity

Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity

Baselland has a great tradition of fruit-growing. On the sunny slopes of the Jura mature the delicious, deepblack cherries that local distilleries make into pure Baselland Kirsch (cherry brandy) – traditional, fruity, and with a unique flavour. A great souvenir of the region – and an ideal gift...more

Flammkuchen: pizza, Alsace-style

Flammkuchen: pizza, Alsace-style

This wafer-thin dish made of bread dough is a speciality from neighbouring Alsace that is now widespread on the Basel side of the border. The...more

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

Hops and malt:...

There are innovative brewers producing local speciality beers throughout...more

Basel Fasnacht: food to celebrate

Basel Fasnacht:...

Basel's Fasnacht (carnival) is a feast for the senses that begins with...more

Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity

Baselland has a great tradition of fruit-growing. On the sunny slopes of the Jura mature the delicious, deepblack cherries that local distilleries make into pure Baselland Kirsch (cherry brandy) – traditional, fruity, and with a unique flavour. A great souvenir of the region – and an ideal gift to bring home.

Baselbieter Kirsch: rich and fruity

Flammkuchen: pizza, Alsace-style

This wafer-thin dish made of bread dough is a speciality from neighbouring Alsace that is now widespread on the Basel side of the border. The "Alsace pizza" is scattered with crème fraîche, red onions and bacon, and baked in a wood oven. Other ingredients can be added at will – with Flammkuchen, the only limits are to your imagination!

Flammkuchen: pizza, Alsace-style

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

There are innovative brewers producing local speciality beers throughout Switzerland – but especially in Basel. Alongside Ueli beer, Unser beer is the city's best-known. At the small brewery, you can try your hand at making your own beer, learning the tricks of the master brewer. Later, you can collect your very own Unser beer in a small barrel, to enjoy at home.

Hops and malt: brew your own beer

Basel Fasnacht: food to celebrate

Basel's Fasnacht (carnival) is a feast for the senses that begins with the Morgenstraich procession at 4am. Colourful masks, lanterns and costumes abound, as do three Fasnacht specialities whose aroma fills the air for Basel's "three most beautiful days": Mehlsuppe (brown flour soup), Zwiebelwähe (onion tart) and Fastenwähe, a caraway-seed pretzel enjoyed with beer.

Basel Fasnacht: food to celebrate