What we're about

New to the area or looking to expand your social circle?

The Basel Area Social & Sports Meetup creates and promotes a mix of social and sports activities where people can get connected, plug into the community, contribute talents and meet new friends.

Since most people on the site are new to the area I'd like to also tell you about some other great social networking sites that helped me to meet new people and get involved. I'm still new here so if you have found something please post it and share with the others.

For Hiking/Outdoors:
Glocals Hiking Basel (http://www.glocals.com/#/groups/basel/basel-hiking-group.htm)
Glocals Golf Basel (http://www.glocals.com/#/groups/basel/basel-golf-group.htm)
Meetup Zurich Hike and Outdoors (https://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Hike-Outdoor/)

For General Activities:
FB Basel Flouncers (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=136413529723148)
FB Fun & Active Women of Basel - An Expat Group (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=180473954436)
FB Things to Do in Basel (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Things-to-do-in-Basel/127683823368)
English Forum (http://www.englishforum.ch/)
Glocals (http://www.glocals.com/#/basel/)
Couchsurfing (http://www.couchsurfing.org/home.html)
Basel in English (http://www.baselinenglish.ch/sports-and-social-clubs/)

I hope this helps you get started! I'm looking forward to meeting you all at a future event!

Upcoming events (4+)

13. Glaibasler Bluesfescht

Needs a location


Blues Music in Kleinbasel at 11 locations.

Basel Board Game Sessions

Needs a location

CHF 5.00

Welcome to Basel

We meet every first Saturday of the month at the local watering hole for game culture, the ManaBar! (English will be our primary spoken language). The place is always open, so if you really feel like playing more, you can always find wonderful people playing games there. No need to wait up for the monthly happening! :)

Here is a list of our current and available boardgames:


Are you new to our wonderful city and looking forward to meeting other local game enthusiasts? Are you a local, wanting to meet people from all around the world? We are a group of local people who want to bring people together through the magic of games. Our aim is to unite people and their game cultures and to be formidable hosts to all the wonderful people who call Basel their home. We are focused on board games, but you will find, that the venue we play in offers a great deal of other options as well.

First meeting was on December 1st 2019, at 15:00 (2 PM) and ongoing.

  1. You will arrive at the venue:
    Güterstrasse[masked] Basel

  2. The venue charges CHF 5.- per person and people can randomly find groups to play with.

  3. We will provide a couple of people, who will explain new board games, to avoid lengthy reading sessions. Depending on demand, we might be short staffed, but we know that people have all the competences to help themselves get going with a round of games they might already know. If you want to explain board games yourself in the future, let us know!

  4. Drinks and food are provided by the venue (please do not bring your own).

  5. Once we're all sitting at the table we can meet wishes for games of course. If somebody brings their own game and would like to explain, that is also super. We provide the frame and you bring yourselves and the fun! :)

Be sure to follow the current safety precautions according to the BAG for restaurants and bars for the duration of the pandemic.

We hope to see lots and lots of you soon!

Night at the Zoo

Needs a location

Once a year, the Zoo Basel stays open till midnight. There are attractions, mostly for children. Tickets are 30 percent off after 17:00.

Last time, there was a bar and a band, not sure if the band is there this year.

Gratis in Museum with or without Stefania

Needs a location

Please note: because of Corona we post just suggestions not meetings. If you want to organize something have a look at the bag regulations


Each first Sunday of the month several museums offer free entries


and for other expos around

https://www.museums.ch/en/museums/exhibitions.html (just write the place and then push search)

Stefania is often on travel for her artistic career, if she is around will be happy to guide you among the artworks and chat about them. We will post regularly when and where we will meet, but please please feel free to organise yourselves as you wish.

Other nice alternatives to visit museums together are

1-Museums and Culture WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CDaVKtC6wO30sNfaP56K6v


2 - "TaM - Tandem at the Museum": In tandem, people set out, get to know each other and the museum. They choose their favorite object, invent a story about it and put it online.

(website f,d,i,r)

Enjoy your visits, there is so much to see!


Past events (3,241)

*share* lunch ( *zMittag* 😉) time together

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