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Basel promises culture unlimited : the city sparkles with an incomparable programme of arts and leisure activities. Whether discovering one of the over 40 museums or taking a boat ride back to the Roman age, Basel offers unforgettable stays. The city lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. It is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. If you like to explore a city with shopping bags in hand, Basel is the place for you: it’s easy to combine shopping with sightseeing. And there is plenty to keep you occupied: luxury brands like Hermes, Louis Vuitton or Rolex; shoes, fashion, books, gourmet, small designer shops and specialty shops.

Local Events

New Years Eve

New Years Eve

31 Dec

Happy New Year 2018!

Ballet Revolucion

Ballet Revolucion

9 Jan

Back with a new show! 9 – 14 January 2018 in the Musical Theater Basel.

Elvis Muscial

Elvis Muscial

11 Jan

Europe’s most successful musical biography with over 250,000 visitors on more than 60 stages in 2017! From 11 - 12 January in the Congress Center Basel.

Swissbau

Swissbau

16 Jan

Switzerland's biggest building trade fair. Picture by MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Museumsnacht

Museumsnacht

19 Jan

Visit over 40 Museums in one night!

Vogel Gryff

Vogel Gryff

20 Jan

Pre-Event of Basler Fasnacht.

Charity Hotel Flohmarkt

Charity Hotel Flohmarkt

27 Jan

Visit our first charity hotel flea market on Saturday, 27th of January 2018. Swissotel will donate 100% of the revenue generated from the table fee to the “Foundation of Children with Cancer” in Basel. We also welcome all sellers to participate and donate a portion of their sales income.

Zofinger Conzärtli

Zofinger Conzärtli

1 Feb

Pre-Concerts of Basler Fasnacht.

Drümmeli

Drümmeli

3 Feb

Visit the "Drümmeli" (Drums Music) before Basler Fasnacht.

Basler Fasnacht

Basler Fasnacht

19 Feb

The Basler Fasnacht, also known as «die drey scheenschte Dääg» (the three most beautiful days) is the biggest fasnacht (carnival) in Switzerland and has now been named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). Enjoy local traditions like “Cliquen, Guggen & Schnitzelbängg”.

Basel World

Basel World

22 Mar

Visit the world famous "Watch and Jewellery trade Show" in the city of Basel, Switzerland, at the Messe Basel.

Blues Festival

Blues Festival

10 Apr

Feel the rhythm of diffrent musicans during the 19th Blues Festival Basel. Among others: The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Sonny Landreth.

MUBA

MUBA

20 Apr

Experience the MUBA fair. Explore the Specials for Families or Meet& Greet the FC Basel Team!

Blickfang

Blickfang

4 May

International Design Fair in Basel.

Frauenlauf Basel

Frauenlauf Basel

6 May

Nothing works without women! Whether a running queen, a jogger or a pleasure runner, you are a winner at the Basel Women's Run!

Fantasy Basel

Fantasy Basel

10 May

The Swiss Comic Con: The festival for film, game and comic fans.

Art Basel

Art Basel

11 Jun

Art Basel brings the international artworld together, with 291 of the world's leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists.

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