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Basel

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View over the river

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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.

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The magical wickelfisch bag

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

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…Laugenbruck, Switzerland

Quick sunday update! The last few weeks in Basel (Switzerland) have been quite rainy, so today as soon as we woke up we checked the weather to our happiness it said no rain!! Cloudy but no rain!. So we took advantage of it and did a half day trip to Laugenbruck in Basel-stadt (Switzerland).

The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the amount of guest houses. Laugenbruck seems like a popular place for skiing 🙂 Luckily during summer they have this big metal slide called Solarbob! You pay 4,50 CHF for one ticket (the more you buy the less expensive it is), then you receive a quick instruction on how to use the slider, which is super simple. You push the stick down for speed and up (towards you) to stop; you can control how fast you want to go with it 🙂

Super recommend it! Kids can also go but if too young they need to accompanied. Also they have Accrobranch, we didn’t try it (yet) but seemed super fun!

Here’s the link for those you want to give it a try: http://www.deinkick.ch

 

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