Basel wine: from great grapes

Basel wine: from great grapes

At lower elevations, bathed in sunshine, are the vineyards that produce the grapes from which the Basel Region's fine wines are made. Winemakers here are regarded as especially innovative, and the area under cultivation is growing continually –...meer

Lummelbraten: succulent roast

Lummelbraten: succulent roast

Fillet of beef roasted pink, flavoured with garlic, and served with carrots, celery and a rich red-wine sauce: gourmets' mouths water even at the thought. Lummelbraten (or Lümmelibraten) is one of the highlights of the region's gastronomic...meer

Lip-smacking Läckerli

Lip-smacking...

Läckerli translates roughly as small and scrumptious: a fitting name for...meer

Klooster Allerheiligen met kruisgang

Klooster...

The former All Saints Benedictine Abbey in the heart of Schaffhausen's...meer

Basel wine: from great grapes

At lower elevations, bathed in sunshine, are the vineyards that produce the grapes from which the Basel Region's fine wines are made. Winemakers here are regarded as especially innovative, and the area under cultivation is growing continually – the best proof of the quality of the grapes here. A speciality is Hypokras, a herbal wine enjoyed at New Year.

Basel wine: from great grapes

Lummelbraten: succulent roast

Fillet of beef roasted pink, flavoured with garlic, and served with carrots, celery and a rich red-wine sauce: gourmets' mouths water even at the thought. Lummelbraten (or Lümmelibraten) is one of the highlights of the region's gastronomic heritage – along with Basler Schunggebegräbnis (pasta with ham), Landmetzgete meat platters in November and Basel-style salmon.

Lummelbraten: succulent roast

Lip-smacking Läckerli

Läckerli translates roughly as small and scrumptious: a fitting name for this sweet delicacy. This Basel biscuit, reminiscent of gingerbread, was once only eaten at New Year, but it has since become a bestseller, exported all over the world. Because a genuine Basel Läckerli is quite hard, a connoisseur will break it into pieces, and let them dissolve in the mouth. That way the full bouquet of flavours comes to the fore: honey, almonds, candied fruits and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Lip-smacking Läckerli

Klooster Allerheiligen met kruisgang

The former All Saints Benedictine Abbey in the heart of Schaffhausen's picturesque old town is a heritage site of international significance. Besides the museum, the monastery includes the imposing cathedral, an idyllic herb garden and the largest cloister in Switzerland.

Het voormalige Benedictijnse klooster Allerheiligen midden in de schilderachtige oude binnenstad van Schaffhausen is een cultureel erfgoed van internationale betekenis. Behalve een museum herbergt het kloostercomplex een imposante kloosterkerk, een idyllische kruidentuin en de grootste kruisgang van Zwitserland.