Tips for May in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Why not give your mum an entire garden for Mother's Day, rather than just a bouquet of flowers? In Switzerland, Mother's Day is celebrated on 12 May. My personal tip: surprise your mum with a tour of the Merian Gardens, the perfect surroundings for saying "Thank you!".

Our gift voucher may be a less flowery but even more popular choice. Give your mother a present in the form of a unique experience in Basel, for example our new "FoodTour ICONIC" or a tour of the city in a vintage tram.

Kind regards,
Eléna Beltzer, Trainee Online Marketing

Mums are the best!
On Mother's Day, we can show our mums that we don't take their love for granted. There are countless ways to say "Thank you!". We have compiled seven of them for you here.
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Imaginary world in Basel
"Fantasy Basel – The Swiss Comic Con" will be held in the Basel exhibition grounds from 3 to 5 May. It extends over more than 60 000 square metres and is Switzerland's biggest film, game, comic and cosplay fan convention.
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Competition: Das Zelt
From 10 to 26 May, the Swiss touring theatre company "Das Zelt" will bring comedy, music and delicious food directly to us here in Basel. We are raffling 2x2 tickets for the Comedy Club 19 show on 17 May.
to the contest
The world elite of young circus artists...
...will be gathering in Basel from 10 to 14 May. Young Stage is Switzerland's biggest circus festival and offers young artists a platform for showing off their skills.
"Swim City"
The exhibition "Swim City" at the Swiss Architecture Museum, which runs from 25 May to 29 September, focuses on river swimming as a mass movement in urban areas. Many cities now emulate this Swiss phenomenon.
to the exhibition
A collection of 11.8 million objects
The Naturhistorisches Museum Basel's collection is in the top fifty of the world's most extensive natural science collections. Did you know that on presentation of your BaselCard, you benefit from 50% off the admission charge?
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Our package deal: Art Basel
Art Basel, without a doubt the international art market's most important event, will take place from 13 to 16 June 2019. Basel Tourism and Art Basel are offering you an exclusive combined accommodation and art fair admission ticket package for the weekend 14 to 16 June.
Where functionality meets comfort
The APALIVING Budget Hotel Basel offers its guests fair prices, cleanliness and comfort in the the middle of the urban Gundeldingen quarter. A perfect place for indivual city travellers who like to stay cheaply in the trendiest places.
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Photo of the month: #lovebasel
Every day, so many of your photos of Basel bring us joy on Instagram. Share your favourite moments in Basel using the hashtag #lovebasel. Thanks to @tob_mue for sharing.
to the pictures
Upcoming events
Circus Knie
7 – 19 June 2019
Bildrausch film festival Basel
19 – 23 June 2019
Summerblues Basel
28 June 2019
Zoo Night
29 June 2019
further events