Off to the Rhine!
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Dear Sir or Madam
Summer has arrived and the inhabitants of Basel are enjoying “la dolce vita” on the banks of the Rhine. Why don’t you do the same and stroll along the Kleinbasel banks of the Rhine, treat yourself to a refreshing summer drink or even dare to jump into the Rhine! During the summer months, swimming in the Rhine is the most popular leisure activity of the Basel locals. My personal tip: I particularly enjoy going to the “Landestelle” open-air bar on the Klybeckquai. Enjoy delicious drinks and snacks in the unique atmosphere. 

Kind regards 
Lucien Haering, Business Development & Digitalisation


Biker Days Basel
In addition to the live acts, from 13th to 15th July 2018, a varied programme of more than 50 exhibitors awaits the visitors of the bike festival: in addition to street food and bars there are numerous market stalls from barbers to jewellers to tattoo and piercing artists. Test drives on motorbikes and jeeps are further highlights.
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The Wickelfisch – a cult object that can go swimming
It is available in every colour under the sun and floats down the Rhine every summer in the arms of hundreds of swimmers: the Wickelfisch, invented by Basel citizen Tilo Ahmels, has become a cult object over the last few years and is becoming increasingly popular. The reason is simple: the watertight bathing sack allows you to transport your things when you want to go for a swim without them getting wet.
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Top 20 Instagram Hotspots
Share your experiences in Basel with the world! The exciting mixture of modern architecture, a beautiful old town and any amount of art and culture make the city a dream destination for passionate Instagrammers. Discover the 20 top Instagram hotspots in Basel and share your photos with the #LoveBasel hashtag.
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Competition: Summerstage Festival
The Summerstage Festival is being held this year from 13th to 14th July and is bringing international and national musical treats to the beautiful "Park im Grünen". Do you want to hear Michael Patrick Kelly, Gotthard, Ben Zucker, Hecht and many other artists live? We are raffling 10x2 tickets for the festival.
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Basel Tattoo
This superior musical programme consisting of the skirl of the bagpipes, brass band music and folk dance with top-class ensembles from all over the world thrills young and old alike. And this year will be no exception: from 18th to 28th July, the Basel Tattoo will once again guarantee a sensational show.
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Im Fluss
The "Im Fluss" music festival takes place from the 23rd July to 11th August 2018. Take a seat on the banks of the Rhine and listen to the concerts where the artists play their music on a raft in the Rhine.
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Excursion tip for the summer holidays: Augusta Raurica
Bag a 50% discount on your entry to the Roman theatre Augusta Raurica with the BaselCard. The imposing theatre with 2000 preserved seats, the picturesque Roman house with authentically recreated rooms as well as the largest collection of late antique silver make this excursion to Roman times an unforgettable experience.
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Special offer: Kunstmuseum Basel
The Kunstmuseum Basel ranks internationally as one of the most renowned museums of its kind. Don’t just take our word for it - see for yourself and benefit from our attractive overnight accommodation offer. It includes entry to the collection or to one of the special exhibitions, an overnight stay in a hotel in the chosen accommodation category as well as the BaselCard which offers 50% discounts on cultural attractions.
Upcoming events
Allianz Cinema Basel
2 – 26 August 2018
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Open Air Basel
9 – 11 August 2018
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Em Bebbi sy Jazz
17 August 2018
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Theaterfestival Basel
29 August – 9 September 2018
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