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Dear Sir or Madam
From 14 to 17 June, Art Basel turns our city into a pulsating art metropolis. In the space of one week, the international art scene leaves its mark and disseminates a very special mood throughout the city. A lively off-scene has established itself alongside Art Basel and waits with its own exhibitions, events and fairs. My personal tip: treat yourself to a drink in the Rooftop Bar in the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart. The pop-up bar is open exclusively for the Art Basel week and offers a fantastic view over the city. Tickets for Art Basel (at a special discount price!) and the «Liste» are available at our Infopoints and the Centralbahnplatz, Marktplatz and Badischer Bahnhof – all without having to queue.

See you soon in Basel!
Vera Flückiger, Marketing & Communications


All about Art Basel

During the Art week, various events and other fairs, such as «Liste», «Photo Basel» or «Scope» also take place. You'll find an overview of all events, as well as tips on restaurants near the show and information on our Infopoints in the city, on our website.

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Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger «Too early to panic.»

Swiss artists Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger are installing a three-part «chamber of wonders» labyrinth, opening on 6 June 2018 in the Museum Tinguely. The public has the unique opportunity to submerge themselves in a jungle of emergence, proliferation and chaos, and to participate actively in it themselves.

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Theaster Gates «Black Madonna»

Theaster Gates' (*1973) artistic activities range from urban interventions to performance to pottery. In the Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau on 9th June 2018, Gates will present works that have partly been created for the exhibition and will create a sort of shrine for the Black Madonna, which engages in a critical dialogue with the architecture of the building and the components of the collection.

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Public Screening in Basel
The World Football Championship will take place from 14 June until 15 July 2018 in Russia. Bars and restaurants in Basel will broadcast the matches on screens. Watch the World Championship in good company and let yourself succumb to football fever.
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Taste My Swiss City – Food Tour
Wine and dine like the locals – a culinary city tour of Basel, compiled by a resident connoisseur. Sample what Basel has to offer in various restaurants and you will get to know and also learn to love this city!
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Our tip: Pop-up Hotel Basel
For a short time only, between June and August 2018, you can stay in a place that is usually not open to the public. Enjoy an overnight stay in a traditional fisherman’s hut in Basel! Spend the night in a charminghut which is exclusively yours – small and romantic with a special view of the city, suspended high above the Rhine.
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Summerblues in Glaibasel

At the Glaibasler Bluesfescht on 29 June 2018, you'll hear the Blues wafting from all of the little streets and courtyards of the Kleinbasel Old Town throughout the summer evening, creating a unique atmosphere. The anniversary edition, «10 Jahre Summerblues» (10 Years of Summer Blues), waits again with almost 50 hours of top-class live Blues, free of charge.

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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
Summerstage Basel
13 and 14 July 2018
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Basel Tattoo
20 – 28 July 2018
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Im Fluss
23 July – 11 August 2018
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Swiss National Day on the Rhine
31 July 2018
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further events