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, […]

Summer Barbecue

Once again we celebrated summer on August 13th with our annual barbecue at the Eisweiherhütte in Riehen. Having been lucky in the past with the weather, this year again had lovely sunshine. A friendly crowd came together and sat around chatting at the tables set up outdoors in front of the hut in beautiful green […]

Queen’s Birthday Party

With the threat of a thunderstorm, which did not take place, the North West Region enjoyed a lovely summer evening on the banks of the Rhine celebrating the Queen’s 91st birthday. We took time out to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Manchester and London terrorist attacks. Made us all appreciate […]

Claude Monet Exhibition

Those who did not come with us to the Claude Monet Exhibition at the Beyeler Museum in Riehen on 26 April really missed a treat. Monet was masterful as a colourist and as a painter of light and atmosphere. His observations of the same subject, viewed at various times of the day, were captured in […]