Top Choice Carnival in Basel


Basel's renowned 72-hour carnival kicks off at 4am on the Monday after Ash Wednesday with the Morgestraich, when streetlights are extinguished and a procession winds through the central district. Participants wear e…
Top Choice Art in Basel

ART Basel

One of three international exhibits (the other two shows are in Miami and Hong Kong) showcasing the works of more than 4000 artists from almost 300 galleries, over a week in June.
Cultural in Basel

Vogel Gryff

This long-running January festival (the 'Festival of the Griffin') symbolically chases winter away from Kleinbasel. The three key figures – Vogel Gryff (the griffin), Wilder Mann (the savage) and Leu (the lion) – da…
Cultural in Basel


Artists, craftspeople, merchants and carnival rides fill the streets during Basel's massive autumn fair, which dates back more than 500 years.
Music in Basel

Baloise Session

This indoor music festival features a club-like setting and showcases national and international artists from a variety of musical genres.
Film in Basel

Allianz Cinema Basel

For the month of August, enjoy nightly outdoor film screenings (many in English) on the cobblestones of Münsterplatz.
Sports in Basel

Swiss Indoors

One of Switzerland’s biggest annual sporting events, this ATP-500 indoor tennis tournament takes place over a week in late October.
Music in Basel

Jazzfestival Basel

This multiweek jazz festival usually takes place in May and June and features jazz greats from around the world.