Celebrate the delightful month of May with us.
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Dear Sir or Madam
The delightful month of May has several long weekends to offer that are perfect for a city break in Basel. There are many top-quality events over the long weekend after Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Switzerland, from the circus festival Young Stage to the European Youth Choir Festival and the Fantasy Basel – the Swiss Comic Con. Should you need some rest and relaxation after all this action, my personal tip would be a visit to Sandoase Basel, which reopened at the end of April. Enjoy a fruity cocktail at a tropical beach bar on the shores of the Rhine, right here where France, Switzerland and Germany meet! 

Francesca Gasser, Management Support

Das Tanzfest
People will be dancing all over Basel from 2 to 6 May 2018! A Tanzfest pass costs only CHF 15 and admits you to all events: 28 taster courses, 14 dance performances, five dance movies, a dance parade, a swinging party and a hip-hop battle.
Blickfang Basel
Whether in Basel, Bern or Zurich: go into a brand shop and you can buy the same clothing and accessories in any of these cities. Unless you go to the Blickfang fair! At this designer shopping event in Basel, which runs from 4 to 6 May 2018, international designers gather to present clothes and designs that are definitely not off-the-peg – for you to discover, fall in love with and buy.
European Youth Choir Festival
More than 40 outstanding choir concerts and a jam-packed framework programme will once again turn the Ascension Day weekend into a grand celebration of music and friendship for all music and choir fans.
Fantasy Basel
Fantasy Basel – The Swiss Comic Con is Switzerland's biggest movie, game, comic and cosplay convention and is generally considered one of the greatest conventions in the universe. Creative participants and fans will be celebrating the fascination of imagination and fantasy from 10 to 12 May 2018 together in the real and the imaginary world.
Young Stage with high-wire act above the Rhine
During the tenth Young Stage festival, twenty-five of the world's best professional artists will demonstrate their skills in six shows at the Rosentalanlage. On Saturday 12 May, the Canadian high-wire artist Laurence Tremblay-Vu will perform a high-wire act above the Rhine and on Sunday 13 May, a spectacular open-air circus show lasting several hours will be performed on Messeplatz.
Cross the Rhine for free with the BaselCard
Take a trip across the Rhine on one of the four ferries that link Kleinbasel to Grossbasel. The four engineless ferries called "Wilde Maa", "Leu", "Vogel Gryff" and "Ueli" will get you across the river powered entirely by the force of its current.
Photo of the month #LoveBasel
Springtime in the St Alban-Tal. Join in and share your most beautiful moments in Basel with #LoveBasel. Thanks to @criskopp for sharing.
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Competition: Das Zelt
From 11 to 27 May 2018, the Swiss touring theatre company "Das Zelt" will bring comedy, music and delicious food directly to us here in Basel. We are raffling two tickets for the Comedy Club show on 17 May and two for the Family Circus on 20 May.
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Special Offer: Swiss Indoors
Would you like to see Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Juan Martín del Potro and David Goffin live at the Swiss Indoors Basel? Basel Tourism and Swiss Indoors Basel offer attractive special offer packages including accommodation for the finals weekend (27/ 28 October 2018) starting at CHF 229.
Upcoming events
Circus Knie
8 – 20 June 2018
Art Basel
14 – 17 June 2018
Summerblues im Glaibasel
29 June 2018
Zoo Night
30 June 2018
further events