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Summer in Basel

Rhine swimming on Google Street View

On hot summer days, swimming in the Rhine is the most popular sport in Basel. Take a look at this great event on Google Street View.

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Summer Bars in Basel

No sooner does spring arrive in Basel than the first open-air bars and restaurants start up for business. Enjoy the spring out in the sun and get into a summer mood. The following bars and restaurants will be switching to "summer mode" over the next month or so.

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The Rhine is Life

The Rhine is the true lifeblood of Basel and the city's enduring landmark. As one of the most important trading routes, it has had a huge influence on the development of the city...

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Barbecue spots

During the summer months, having a barbecue is one of the most popular leisure activities of the people in Basel.

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Refreshment stalls (Buvettes)

The buvettes have become an established part of the Basel cityscape. They open up in fine weather to serve delicious drinks and snacks – perfect for relaxing.

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Parks & gardens

Thanks to its many parks, tree-lined avenues and gardens, Basel is a leafy city. These green spaces are great places to walk and linger in the summer months.

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Entertainment in the summer

Basel truly comes into its own during this season with festivals, street parties, open-air concerts and open-air cinema.

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