June 2012


It’s summer in Basel again—those long hours of daylight, holidays, spending time catching up with friends, and enjoying the weather, whether rain or shine!

One of the many fun ways in downtown Basel to pass the evening with friends is relaxing by the beautiful Rhein river, and from 28 June till 1 September, you can do that at Chill am Rhy—”Chill by the Rhein”—from 5pm until 1am. With two bars set up on either end of the Basler Rheinufer in the area just underneath the Münster, Chill am Rhy offers cold beer, a selection of cocktails and wines, and a choice of gourmet pasta dishes.

The area is set up with an assortment of colourful chairs and benches; lanterns and white canopies; and purple, blue, red, and green lights which reflect on the water and light up the area for everyone to see.

If you haven’t stopped by, make sure to plan a night out with friends before the season ends.

For more information, visit:

Imagine Festival Basel © thegrid-ch //
Imagine Festival Basel © thegrid-ch //

The 11th Imagine Festival in Basel—the concert against racism—is underway! From 18:15 tonight until just before midnight tomorrow night, the festival takes place in Barfüsserplatz in Basel Stadt and hosts bands from all around Europe, workshops on social issues, art contests, panel discussions, and of course, food and drink.

For more info and programme listings, check out the official webpage at