Springtime in Basel has a few surprises to offer.
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In April, Basel starts to blossom! Numerous music festivals and events for the whole family attract people to the city at the so-called Rhine-knee. My personal tip for a spring day: A walk through the Merian Gardens! A visit to the extensive botanical gardens, which are set in historic landscaped grounds and also feature lovingly designed recreation spaces, is particularly lovely in spring. Take a coffee break in the Villa Merian café and enjoy the sunshine. 

Natascha Martin, Sales Manager

Spring in Basel
Enjoy springtime by the Rhine with sunny cafés and sleepy cobbled streets.
The festival, which runs from 10 to 15 April 2018, is bound to offer some musical highlights as it attracts international stars to Basel. However, talented local musicians also get the chance to perform. The Swiss blues "Grammy", the coveted Swiss Blues Award, is also presented within the scope of the festival.
Competition: Jazz Festival
From 12 April to 16 May 2018, Basel will be the world's jazz capital. Once again, the list of participating musicians promises a festival of the highest international standard. Would you like to come to the festival? We are raffling 3x2 tickets for the opening night event "Orient meets New York" on 12 April 2018.
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BaselCard experiences
If the proverbial April showers strike, don't worry! Tour the city on a panorama bus and discover Basel without getting wet. This hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus runs several times a day.
Basel's first street food festival will be held from 20 to 22 April 2018 at Klybeckquai by the harbour. Look forward to 55 food stands from all over the world, a cocktail bar, a wine bar, a beer bar and other themed bars.
Switzerland's biggest and oldest public trade fair will be held from 20 to 29 April 2018. Visit Muba and get some inspiration from the wide range of different offers!
LEGO® fans, note the date: Bricklive will be in Basel for the second time from 20 to 29 April and will be even bigger and better this year: More than 80 new figures and statues related to the motto of "wild safari", two million LEGO® bricks and a stage with live performances are bound to delight young and old.
Photo of the month #LoveBasel
What a lovely view of the banks of the Rhine in Kleinbasel. Join in and share your most beautiful moments in Basel with #LoveBasel. Thanks to @sarahlabu for sharing.
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Special offer: Basel Tattoo
In the summer of 2018, the Basel Tattoo will be held for the thirteenth time. The outstanding musical programme features bagpipes, brass bands and folk dancing performed by first-class ensembles from all over the world and is a treat for young and old. Join in – with one of our attractive accommodation and ticket packages.
Upcoming events
Blickfang Basel
4 – 6 May 2018
Europäisches Jugendchor Festival
9 – 13 May 2018
Fantasy Basel
10 – 12 May 2018
Young Stage
11 – 15 May 2018
further events