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

Zirkus Knie

Zirkus Knie

9 Jun

Founded in 1803 the Circus Knie is one of Europe’s oldest and leading circus families. In June this year they will entertain Basel with their spectacular acts and charm the young and the young at heart.
9 - 22 June - Rosentalanlage

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016

13 Jun

Art Basel is undoubtedly the international art market's most important global contemporary art exhibition.
Over 300 carefully selected exhibitors from the world's major galleries turn this exhibition into a temporary museum.
13 – 19 June – Messe Basel

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

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

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

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