Local Guide

Basel promises unlimited culture: the city sparkles with an incomparable programme of arts and leisure activities. Whether discovering one of the over 40 exciting 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 and specialities.

Local Events

Basler Zoo Night

Basler Zoo Night

2 Jul

On Saturday Juli 2 the Basler Zoo opens its doors until midnight featuring special shows about aminal records, live- music and a breathtaking wild-life atmosphere.
02 Jul 2016

Summerstage 2016

Summerstage 2016

14 Jul

The Summerstage Festival @ Park im Grünen, Basel presenting national and international Music acts like Cro and 77 Bombay Street.
14 - 16 Jul 2016

Chippendales on Tour - Musical Theater Basel

Chippendales on Tour - Musical Theater Basel

14 Jul

Chippendales - Break the Rules 2016 Tour at the Musical Theater Basel

Basel Tattoo 2016

Basel Tattoo 2016

19 Jul

The stunning annual military tattoo show performed by International military bands, display teams, popular musicians, and tattoo formations will take place at the Kaserne, Basel.
19 - 30 Jul 2016

Welcome Ivor - Symphony Orchestra Basel

Welcome Ivor - Symphony Orchestra Basel

25 Jul

With a grand “Welcome Ivor” concert at the Eventhalle Basel on September 25th, Ivor Bolton, new head of the orchestra, will introduce Basel to his world of symphonic music, ranging from the classical period up to classical modernism

Im Fluss 2016

Im Fluss 2016

26 Jul

On a beautiful raft on the Rhine river the concert series at the Mittlere Brücke bridge promises music greats, aspiring newcomers and hot tips for long summernights.
26 Jul - 14 Aug 2016

Rhine Swimming

Rhine Swimming

16 Aug

Join in and jump into the cool water of the Rhine on this years official Rhine Swimming day.
16 Aug 2016

RAID - Suisse Paris

RAID - Suisse Paris

18 Aug

18 of August marks the start of the official RAID international Old Timer Ralley between Switzerland and Paris. Enjoy the spectacle at the Messeplatz Basel.
18 - 21 Aug 2016

Roman Festival

Roman Festival

27 Aug

Augusta Raurica Museum is celebrating the Roman Age with special shows and events.
27 - 28 Aug 2016

Theater Festival Basel

Theater Festival Basel

30 Aug

The Basel Theatre Festival transforms the city into a theatre and dance venue for 12 days.

It features theatre, dance, performances and more, all organized by 170 stage artists from many different countries.
30 Aug 2016

Sunday Specialty Breakfast

Sunday Specialty Breakfast

25 Sep

Experience a sumptuous Sunday Breakfast buffet at the Swissotel Basel with a wide variety of vegan, lactose- and glutenfree specialties. Reservations at Grill25 +41 61 555 3688

Baloise Session

Baloise Session

21 Oct

The Baloise Session music festival is anopportunity to experience big international stars in an intimate club atmosphere. 21.10-08.11.2016 at the Eventhalle, Exhibition Square Basel

Swiss Indoors

Swiss Indoors

24 Oct

International world class tennis tournaments at the Jakobshalle Basel.
24 - 30 Oct 2016

Autumn fair Basel

Autumn fair Basel

29 Oct

This traditional event can look back over more than 500 years of history and is spread over seven of the city’s plazas and also in the trade fair centre, giving the impression that it stretches over the entire city centre.
29 Oct - 15 Nov 2016 in Basel City

BuchBasel

BuchBasel

10 Nov

International Literature Festival. In the autumn, Basel devotes itself to literature.
10 - 13 Nov 2016 at the Volkshaus Basel

West Side Story - Musical Theater Basel

West Side Story - Musical Theater Basel

22 Nov

No. 1 Greatest Musical of all time at the Musical Theater Basel.
22 - 27 Nov 2016

Palazzo Colombino

Palazzo Colombino

25 Nov

Palazzo Colombino combines circus enjoyment and culinary delights in a unique and creative way. Visitors will discover culinary treasures combined with first-class entertainment by award-winning artists.
25 Nov 2016 - 22 Jan 2017 at the Rosenthalanlage Basel

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