The land of good living

Basel Region

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Solarbob Seilpark

Langenbruck: Deinkick Skilifte

Langenbruck: Deinkick Skilifte

Reigoldswil: Wasserfallen Talstation

Reigoldswil: Wasserfallen Talstation

Bruderholz

Bruderholz

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Basel: Voltaplatz

Basel: Voltaplatz

Basel: Barfüsserplatz

Basel: Barfüsserplatz

Klein-Basel: Basel - Hotel Krafft

Klein-Basel: Basel - Hotel Krafft

Basel: Webcam aus dem Langen Loh 79 in - Europa

Basel: Webcam aus dem Langen Loh 79 in - Europa

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Laufenburg AG: Sicht auf den Himmel Richtung Westen

Laufenburg AG: Sicht auf den Himmel Richtung Westen

Birsfelden: Basel: Messeneubau

Birsfelden: Basel: Messeneubau

Liestal

Liestal

Liestal: Liestaler Wettercam Schleifenberg

Liestal: Liestaler Wettercam Schleifenberg

Liestal: mit Blick nach Basel Sankt Chrischona

Liestal: mit Blick nach Basel Sankt Chrischona

Binningen: Wetterstation

Binningen: Wetterstation

Itingen: Sissacher Fluh - Sissach

Itingen: Sissacher Fluh - Sissach

Reinach: Basilea Campagna

Reinach: Basilea Campagna

Dittingen: Flugplatz - Cam

Dittingen: Flugplatz - Cam

Dittingen: Tarmac

Dittingen: Tarmac

Dittingen: Flugplatz

Dittingen: Flugplatz

Dittingen: Flugplatz - LSPD

Dittingen: Flugplatz - LSPD

Laufen BL

Laufen BL

Schupfart: Flugplatz Fricktal - Richtung NO

Schupfart: Flugplatz Fricktal - Richtung NO

Schupfart: Flugplatz Fricktal - Richtung NW

Schupfart: Flugplatz Fricktal - Richtung NW

Wegenstetten: Skilift Föhrlimatt

Wegenstetten: Skilift Föhrlimatt

Sissach › Süd: Belchenflue

Sissach › Süd: Belchenflue

Augusta Raurica: Römisches Theater

Augusta Raurica: Römisches Theater

Augst: Augusta Raurica-animaux

Augst: Augusta Raurica-animaux

Gipf-Oberfrick

Gipf-Oberfrick

Häfelfingen: Blickrichtung Hof Horn, Buckten, Rümlingen

Häfelfingen: Blickrichtung Hof Horn, Buckten, Rümlingen

Häfelfingen: Baselland Tourismus - Bad Ramsach, Läufelfingen

Häfelfingen: Baselland Tourismus - Bad Ramsach, Läufelfingen

A feast for the soul – and all the senses.

In a city with cultural life as rich as that of Basel, it is not surprising to find that the culinary arts have reached such a high level of sophistication. For more than two thousand years this crossroads of cultures has taken on the best influences from its neighbours and has developed a unique gastronomic tradition of its own. From gourmet restaurants to corner takeaways, you can find food from all over the world to meet every budget. In the many outdoor cafés and neighbourhood bistros you get a feel for the lifestyle of this colourful, cosmopolitan city. Sophisticated restaurants combine Mediterranean flair and a northern European attention to detail and offer a uniquely satisfying epicurean experience.

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The bounty of Basel

Basel has no end of specialities: Mehlsuppe (brown flour soup) and Zwiebelwähe (onion tart) are traditionally served at Fasnacht (carnival) celebrations. All year there are sweet honey-andalmond scented Läckerli, and for the New Year there is Hypokras, an herbal wine. But what makes Basel truly special is the extent to which it embraces foreign gastronomic traditions – only to develop them even further.

Variety is a speciality

Part of the gastronomic variety that the people of Basel cherish derives from the ease with which they can hop over the border. They go to Alsace in France, to savour fresh asparagus in spring or a sausage and sauerkraut dish in the autumn, or for an excursion to a thoroughly French restaurant. It is just as easy to cross the border to the Baden region in Germany to dine at a fine restaurant or to visit a humble Straussenwirtschaft, where farmers are permitted to sell their own produce at certain times of year, for a freshly fermented apple or grape juice in an improvized but welcoming garden. But for those looking to get some fresh air on a summer’s evening, or to make the most of a sunny weekend, nothing beats an excursion into the countryside of Basel’s neighbouring canton of Baselland. The views are gorgeous, whether of the vineyards that produce the outstanding local wines, or of the cherry trees that are the basis of the region’s famous Kirsch (cherry brandy); and the hostelries offer the kind of warm, cosy welcome that you only get in country areas. As for the city of Basel, it offers an exceptionally colourful variety of dining experiences, from award-winning gastronomic restaurants to good old-fashioned Basel brasseries, and hip restaurants serving the latest in streamlined food. After eating, there are countless pubs, cafés and bistros for a nightcap or many clubs in which to dance the night away.

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