Experience the Magic

February 19 - 21, 2023


The Countdown to
Carnival Of Basel
4:00 AM 19th February 2024
The ‘Morgenstreich’

The “Morgenstreich,” an awe-inspiring tradition of the Carnival of Basel 2024, is a spectacle that commences precisely at four in the morning.

1:30 PM – 6:00 PM, 19th and 21st February 2024
The ‘Cortége’

A standout feature of the Carnival of Basel 2024is the “Cortège”, a grand procession involving around 12,000 costumed participants.

20th February 2024
The ‘Children’s Carnival’

On day three of the Carnival of Basel 2024, the city’s streets become a playground for the little ones.

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM on 20th February 2024
The ‘Guggenmusic’-Concert

Embracing the vibrant sounds of Guggen music, the “Carnival of Basel” comes alive with the Guggen-Concert on Tuesday evening.


Welcome to the pulsating heart of Basel! Dive into the lively and colourful world of our city's most cherished tradition, the Carnival of Basel. A spectacle like no other, it promises laughter, music, and a cultural journey you won't forget. Come, immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of the piccolos, the vibrant hues of the lanterns, and the captivating rhythm of Basel's streets. Ready to experience the magic? Let's start your adventure here!

What is the Carnival of Basel?

The Carnival of Basel is a vibrant cultural festival in Basel, Switzerland, known as Basler Fasnacht. It features parades, music, costumes, and traditional masked characters.

When does the Carnival of Basel take place?

The Carnival of Basel occurs annually, starting on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. It lasts for exactly 72 hours, ending on Thursday morning.

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