Tips for March in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Carnival is in the air. From 11 to 13 March, you can experience a wonderfully creative spectacle in Basel. Unusual musical instruments, imaginative costumes and outstanding performances make "Fasnacht" (carnival) in Basel a unique event. Current political and social issues, stories and anything else that's in the news are communicated in a way that is typical for Basel: with pride, spiky humour and a razor-sharp tongue. My tip: the lantern exhibition on Münsterplatz is particularly beautiful.

See you soon, on the "drey scheenschte Dääg", 'the most wonderful three days of the year'!

Kind regards,
Barbara Lustenberger, Guided Tours

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Basel Carnival
Fasnacht: UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Experience the carnival season in Basel, from the famous "Morgenstreich" event to the cortège parade and the fun "Guggenmusik" carnival music concerts. Visit our website for tips and more information about carnival in Basel.
Share and win with #fasnachtbasel
Share your photos of the Basel carnival 2019 on Instagram with the hashtag #fasnachtbasel. The five most beautiful pictures will each win a "Pro Innerstadt" voucher worth CHF 100.
Competition: musical "Mamma Mia!"
The internationally successful musical is coming to Basel. From 2 to 14 April 2019, ABBA's most famous hits will fill the Musical Theater Basel. Win 2 x 2 tickets.
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Top badminton players in Basel
The Yonex Badminton Swiss Open will be held in the St. Jakobshalle arena from 12 to 17 March 2019. Four hundred participants from 40 countries turn our city into a Mecca for Badminton fans.
Brings a touch of glamour to the exhibition halls. From 21 to 26 March 2019, the world's most important watch and jewellery brands will be presenting their latest creations at the Baselworld.
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"Architecture for the People"
From 30 March onwards, the Vitra Design Museum will host an exhibition on Balkrishna Doshi's work and its influence on modern Indian architecture. Present your BaselCard and benefit from 50% off the admission charge.
"The Cubist Cosmos. From Picasso to Léger"
From 30 March onwards, the Kunstmuseum Basel will host an extensive exhibition on cubism in cooperation with the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition will feature around 130 works.
Package deal: "Badminton World Championships"
The badminton world elite is coming to Basel to compete in the St. Jakobshalle from 19 to 25 August 2019. Would you like to see them live? Then book our package deal now! Along with one night at a hotel and the BaselCard, the offer, available either from Thursday or from Friday to Sunday, also includes a Category 1 ticket.
Photo of the month: #lovebasel
Every day, so many of your photos of Basel bring us joy on Instagram. Share your favourite moments in Basel using the hashtag #lovebasel. Thanks to @aluarts for sharing.
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Upcoming events
Blickfang Basel
5 – 7 April 2019
Blues Festival Basel
9 – 14 April 2019
"Lois Weinberger – Debris Field" at Museum Tinguely
17 April – 1 September 2019
Jazzfestival Basel
26 April – 20 May 2019
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