August highlights
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Dear Sir or Madam
High summer at last! A refreshing dip in the Rhine would be just perfect. Join thousands of enthusiastic Basel natives and tourists for the 38th official “Swimming in the Rhine” event on 14 August. Gently float down the river past the historic city centre with your clothes protected by an iconic “Wickelfisch”, a watertight sack – a must for anyone visiting Basel around this time of the year! For film fans, there is a special highlight this month: for three weeks, the Allianz Cinema event turns Münsterplatz square into a huge open-air cinema. Watch the latest blockbusters outdoors. 
Have a great summer! 

Best regards, 
Thomas Fuchs, Trainee Online Marketing

BaselCard experiences: Zoo Basel
Visit the zoo and get 50% off the admission price with your BaselCard. Basel’s zoo is a popular destination for families and is a great place for a leisurely stroll. The animal houses allow exciting close encounters with their occupants and anyone interested in the underwater world can see a wide range of ocean creatures in the Vivarium.
Competition: Allianz Cinema – great movies outdoors
Between 2 and 26 August 2018, it's “curtains up” again on Münsterplatz square, which turns into an atmospheric cinema with a varied movie programme and tasty food from the Markthalle. Unforgettable film evenings under star-studded skies guaranteed. Win 2x2 cinema tickets and be there – live!
to the contest
Open Air Basel
From 9 to 11 August 2018, the Kasernenhof in the middle of Basel’s city centre changes into an atmospheric concert arena. The free music programme NomiDance! in the afternoon puts everyone in the perfect festival mood. Young and old can while the time away on the expansive green entertained by a varied accompanying programme.
Em Bebbi sy Jazz
On 17 August 2018, “Em Bebbi sy Jazz” makes the city centre feel like one big jazz festival. Bands and orchestras entertain their audiences with jazz at more than 30 venues. No styles are missing, from bebop to New Orleans jazz, from swing to gypsy jazz.
Roman Festival Augusta Raurica
On 25 and 26 August 2018, around 1,000 performers will be bringing the monuments in the old Roman town to life during Switzerland’s biggest Roman Festival. Gladiator fights, spectacular theatre performances, chariot races for families, dance performances and more than 30 activities for young and old make Switzerland’s biggest Roman festival an unforgettable experience.
Theaterfestival Basel
From 29 August to 9 September 2018, the Theaterfestival Basel will be presenting outstanding dance events and plays, performances, nouveau cirque and installations from all over the world. Come to the festival and experience Basel from a completely different perspective.
Permi Jhooti – a fan of Basel.
A scientist, cosmopolitan, sporty and passionate about art and culture – Permi Jhooti represents everything that characterizes Basel. From Britain but with Indian roots, she made a name for herself in the UK as the first Asian female professional footballer and was the inspiration for the successful film “Bend it like Beckham”. Today, Jhooti refers to the city of Basel as her new home and discovered her love of art here. Read here about what fascinates Permi Jhooti about Basel!
Special offer: Fondation Beyeler
In 1997, the Beyeler collection gained a public space in the form of a museum building designed by Renzo Piano. Visit one of the world’s most important museums and benefit from our attractive accommodation package, which includes admission to the museum, one night at a hotel and the BaselCard, which gives you 50% off cultural offers.
Upcoming Events
Balthus – Fondation Beyeler
2 September 2018 – 13 January 2019
Grand Basel
6 – 9 September 2018
«Ich mach mir die Welt, wie sie mir gefällt» P.V.R.P.E. Langstrumpf – Spielzeugmuseum Riehen
9 September 2018 – 29 April 2019
Chinesisches Mondfest
29 September 2018
Further Events