Mother. Mutti. Maman. Mum.

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Mums work hard to make life better. For their families, their friends and colleagues, for all of us. Through good times and bad, and all the times in between, they’re always there for us — the sleepless nights and long days, the school plays, the constant encouragement and home-cooked meals, the love and bandages for bruises and broken hearts. Words are never enough, Mum, to say thank you for all that you are and do. And on Mother’s Day, it’s all about you.

If you’re lucky enough to celebrate with your mum in Basel, here are a few ideas of what you can do to show her how much she means to you…

Nothing says “I love you” like an all-out Sunday Brunch! There are a few places in Basel that offer just that:

The Hotel Les Trois Rois, famed for its delectable (but pricey) high teas and Sunday brunches, is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch this year from noon to 15:00. You’ll make your mother feel like royalty for a day in this lush setting by the Rhein River. Stop by the website for details and to make a reservation: Les Trois Rois.

ZicZac. Known for its laid back “rock ‘n’ roll” atmosphere, live music, and parties, ZicZac in Allschwil is another popular Sunday brunch destination. You’ll find a variety of 99 specialties of all kinds spread across long tables — fresh fruit and juices, breads and cheeses, pastries and puddings. It’s more affordable than Les Trois Rois, and easy to get to by Tram 6 or Bus 36/34– right on the corner at the stop “Morgartenring.”

Restaurant Löwenzorn in old town Basel is a unique and well-loved restaurant for all occasions, traditional in decor and contemporary in cuisine. With some of its buildings going back to the 1300s, you’ll be stepping into the romance of another generation. Dine inside or out, in their picturesque courtyard.

Muttertags Matinee

If you opt for an early Sunday breakfast, you’ll be able to catch a Sunday matinee — the “Muttertagskonzert” at the Stadtcasino Basel, where the Zurich Chamber Orchestra is performing masterpieces from Mozart and Haydn. Click here for details and tickets.

Wherever you are, the most important thing is being together — to slow down for a little while and take a break from the busyness of life to celebrate the things that really matter, the people who really matter.

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~Robert Browning

Happy Mother’s Day!