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Fasnacht Spring Carnival, Basel

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  • Free
  • 2-3 days

Basel’s Spring Carnival and Festival

Basel, Switzerland
Cafes and bars are open all night for the 3 days

The Fasnacht Spring Carnival in Basel is an annual spring event that is not to be missed. If you are traveling this side, make sure you see stop by Switzerland’s second-largest city during the spring carnival. Like most other carnivals, Fasnacht consists of participants in masks and vibrant costumes marching in the roads, however the Basel carnival is a world-renowned event that occurs over three days. The carnival begins at 4.00 a.m. on Monday morning and lasts until 4.00 a.m. on Thursday. All the while, the bars and cafes are open all-night as confetti and flowers are thrown to celebrants. The main processions occur on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, but throughout the day there are music concerts and night-time lantern exhibitions. Visitors can wander the streets partaking in all sorts of regional food flavours and have a good time partying with the rest of Basel

Opening hours

Every spring from Monday morning to 4.00 a.m. on Thursday

How to get there

Walk or take tram to the city centre