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Herbstmesse Basel (soon)



Herbstmesse by the Münsterplatz

October is the month I look forward to, because it’s the start of the roasted chestnut season! I can eat a bag of those everyday!

For those in Basel this october, the Herbstmesse begins on October 29 at 12:00 and it goes on until November 13! This fair celebrates Autumn and goes on in different parts of the city. The information below was found on the Basel Canton website:


  • Sunday – Thursday, 12h00 – 22h00
  • Friday & Saturday, 12h00 – 23h00


  • Monday – Sunday, 11h00 – 20h00


  • Sunday – Thursday, 12h00 – 22h00
  • Friday & Saturday, 12h00 – 23h00

Kasernenareal / Claraplatz:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 12h00 – 22h00
  • Friday – Saturday, 12h00 – 23h00

Messeplätze and around Messe Basel:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11h00 – 22h00
  • Friday & Saturday, 11h00 – 23h00

Messehalle 3 in Riehenring:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11h00 – 22h00
  • Friday & Saturday, 11h00 – 23h00

Enjoy all the rides and food you can! Especially those roasted chestnuts by the grams!




View over the river



The temperature of water is shown in these blue little panels along the river

This is more of a off to swim post 😛

One of the top summer activities in Basel, in my opinion, is to swim in the river. If you are visiting Basel during the summer make sure you try it!

Throughout the city you’ll find these weird fish-looking bags displayed on outdoors, they are called wickelfisch. They are great because you can put your clothes, cellphones, keys, anything you have on you in it and all you need to do is to fold the opening closed (around 7 times) and the bag will inflate with the air trapped inside. In the end you’ll have a great bag to put your stuff in and at the same time a buoy to float down the river.


The magical wickelfisch bag


A lot of people bike until the river entrance by the Tinguely museum