Fall in love with Basel in February.
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Dear Sir or Madam
This month, we are particularly looking forward to the start of Basel's carnival. With its unique instruments, creativity, imaginativeness and top class artistic performances, this is a spectacular event. During the "drey scheenschte Dääg" ('the three most wonderful days of the year'), Basel is turned upside down. My personal highlight of Basel's carnival is the lantern exhibition on Münsterplatz, where you can admire the lit lanterns. A magical experience, especially after dark! 

Melanie Kolofrat, Sales Manager

Basel Short Stories – Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau
The exhibition opens on 10 February 2018 and takes a fresh look at the Kunstmuseum Basel's extensive and to some extent world-famous collection with the aim of showing also less well-known exhibits from the collection in new contexts.
The flair of an artist from Basel
Urs "Däge" Degen is one of Basel's most famous lantern painters. Every year, thousands of people admire the works of art on wheels produced by the various "cliques", the carnival groups. Learn more about his passion for Basel carnival on our website.
14 tips for Valentine's Day 
in Basel

Basel can be so romantic! Flowers, chocolates or dinner on the Rhine: We have everything you need for a perfect Valentine's Day in Basel.
BaselCard experiences
Get 50 % off on one of our "Stories of Basel's Old Town" guided tours with the BaselCard! During the tour, we will tell you facts and anecdotes about Basel.
Competition: Yonex Swiss Open
The Yonex Badminton Swiss Open will be held in the St. Jakobshalle from 20 to 25 February 2018. Four hundred active athletes from 40 countries turn our city into a mecca for Badminton fans. Win 2x2 tickets and be there - live!
to the contest
Photo of the month: #LoveBasel
What a breathtaking sunrise! Join in and share your most beautiful moments in Basel with #LoveBasel. Thanks to @boehnly for sharing.
to the pictures
Special offer: 
Art Basel weekend offer
Without a doubt, Art Basel is the most important event on the international art market. Basel Tourism and Art Basel are offering you an exclusive package starting at CHF 138 for the weekend 15 to 17 June 2018 including overnight accommodation and entry to the trade fair.
Upcoming events
After Hours - Chillen im Museum
1 March 2018
BScene - Das Basler Clubfestival
2 – 3 March 2018
22 – 27 March 2018
24 – 25 March 2018
further events