QBP NW Region

At 17:30 on our way to the QBP the heavens opened up and it poured, then it hailed and the wind was ferocious but just before 18:00 hours the sun came out and it was QBP as usual. Once again held at the hotel Merian, in the cafe Spitz where we have the balcony on […]

NW Spring Luncheon

The Restaurant Rebstock in Muttenz prides itself on its french and Mediterranean market cuisine and we were definitely not disappointed with our lunch. Muttenz is a lovely village just outside of Basel, easily accessible by tram, bus and car. We had members from Aargau and Zurich attending which was lovely and made for a nice […]

Visit to Picasso exhibition Blue and Pink Period

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) one of the most important artists of all, has shaped the modern art of the 20th century like no other. With over 30 of his works, the Fondation Beyeler owns one of the largest and most high quality Picasso collections worldwide.  The Young Picasso – Blue and Pink Period transforms temporarily the […]

NW – Christmas Luncheon

Once again, by popular demand, we held our Christmas luncheon in the Restaurant Schluesselzunft  in the heart of Basel. The Schluesselzunft is the oldest ‘Zunfthaus’ (Guild House) in Basel. Housed in a 14th century guild house that had a neo-Renaissance remake in the 20th century, this elegant restaurant includes an internal courtyard with sweeping staircase. […]

Summer BBQ

Once again boiling hot, as is usual for our summer barbecue! This year we had to change plans and everyone bought cold meats along. The no grilling restriction applied to us as the hut we hold the event in is too near to the woods. Nobody minded and so we enjoyed the day just as […]

Rheinfelden and Art Exhibition

A group of BRA Members from all over Switzerland met up for lunch at the Hotel Shiff am Rhein in Rheinfelden on a very hot day in July 2018. We all had a long cool drink while we chose different items off the seasonal menu and all enjoyed our delicious light lunches. We then walked […]

NW Region – QBP 2018

As usual the weather was glorious, actually with 30 degrees a bit too hot, but being on the riverside we managed to stay cool, we were all quite envious watching the swimmers jumping into the Rhine just below our balcony! Always an enjoyable event meaning a lot to those attending. Alan Chalmers proposed the loyal […]

Visit to the Glass Factory in Hergiswil

The visit to the only glass works in Switzerland was an experience not to be missed. Members from other regions joined us for this tour; Hergiswil is not far from Lucerne and easily reached by car and train. We started by touring the factory and learnt about the history about when the factory started in […]

Visit to the Roche Tower

The second visit to the Roche Tower in Basel was once again extremely popular and we had to close the bookings quite early as each tour can only take 20 people. So, 20 strong we went through the security checks which are really very thorough and then we were taken up by lift to the […]

Visit to the Magic Valley of Lötschental

In late October a group of just over thirty members (including the BRA Chairman, the Vice Chairman and a couple of guests) from several regions of the BRA travelled to the magic valley of Lötschental at the invitation of Jenny and David Love. Our hosts had for a number of years lived in Ettingen BL, […]