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Basler Fasnacht Special

OFFER March 12, 2019 - March 04, 2020

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The Carnival in Basel, also known as «die drey scheenschte Dääg» (the three most beautiful days) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and has now been included to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). It starts on Monday March 02, at precisely 4:00 am with the so-called Morgestraich– when all the lights in the old town of Basel are turned off when the clocktower strikes 4, and the only light remaining comes from the lanterns of the different Fasnacht formations marching through the streets playing their instruments. During 3 consecutive days, until March 04, the participants dominate the old town, circulating free in the streets and restaurants. Many traditional rituals like the Schnitzelbängg singers with their satirical verses, or typical dishes (f. e. Basler flour soup) can be enjoyed during this magical time a year.

Don't miss out on this cultural highlight. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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