To kick off Autumn we shared out top destinations to getaway to. If you want to read the full list, have a look here – Autumn is in the air! So download TakeMeAway (download for iOS and Android) set your budget and get swiping!

Today we’re discovering Basel – Switzerland’s third biggest city. Built between and on top of two hills with springs filling 314 fountains across the city, Basel ensures your thirst is quenched anytime with fresh mountain water. The city of art, culture, music and life will offer you more delight than you could discover in just a weekend, but here are our top tips for this autumn.

Getting started

To get to know Basel, we recommend reading Dannielle’s blog While I’m Young (https://www.whileimyoung.com/basel-switzerland-things-to-do/) – it is a fantastic starting point to get acquainted with the city! You can follow her adventures on her excellent Instagram too – https://www.instagram.com/danniellelily/?hl=en

Exploring the rolling hills

Autumn is the season to see the beauty of nature, and there’s hardly a better country in Europe to see foliage than Switzerland. Explore the ‘Basler’ countryside easily just a quick ride out of the city!

Take the Tram 10 towards Rodersdorf and get off at Leyman station to see the glories of the trees changing colours this autumn.

Souvenirs worth buying

Want to take some inspiration of your trip back home? Check out Interior Butik (https://www.instagram.com/interior_butik/), a cute little shop that will take your Scandanavian spirit away. Hidden all the way at the top of the Old Town on Nadelberg, this cute little shop is the the ultimate spot to find all the wonderful Nordic things you dream of bringing into your home.

I got the jailhouse blues

Finally, end your trip to Basel in the secret Styx Bar (https://www.instagram.com/styx_bar/?hl=enwhere you can sip away some lovely cocktails while listening to the Blues being played by Swiss musicians.  We reckon this gives you the final touch to an unforgettable weekend!

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