September in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Summer is coming to an end, the days become shorter and Basel is gradually getting ready for autumn. Make the most of this lovely time between the seasons by going for leisurely walks along the Rhine promenade and spending balmy evenings outdoors on a patio. My personal tip: «Ufer7» is located right next to Mittlere Brücke and serves great drinks and meals. The pumpkin market near Matthäusplatz on 22 September is also a particularly unusual seasonal event that has much to offer for young and old. 

Kind regards,
Géraldine Häsler, Marketing & Communications


«To me, Basel equals a good quality of life»
Ary Vaistij manages the restaurant «Zum Onkel» in Kleinbasel with plenty of dedication and passion. He never fails to amaze his guests with his creations, which are always made using fresh regional products. What he finds fascinating about Basel is the city's cultural diversity. For him, it is reflected mainly by the local cuisine. He shows you «his» Basel in a video.
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Balthus at the Fondation Beyeler from 2 September 2018
Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola, a.k.a. «Balthus», is one of the 20th century's greatest artists. From 2 September 2018 to 1 January 2019, you can visit the first comprehensive exhibition of his works in the German-speaking part of Switzerland at the Fondation Beyeler.
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Grand Basel: 6 to 9 September 2018
Grand Basel is the first show in the world to stage the automobile as a multidimensional object of cultural value. It looks at cars from the past, the present and the future from new perspectives in an unparalleled, ground-breaking setting.
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Pippi Longstocking at the Toy Museum Riehen from 9 September 2018
The exhibition «Ich mach mir die Welt, wie sie mir gefällt» invites you to let your imagination run wild. From the Villa Villekulla to dreams of faraway countries: explore the unique world of cult figure «Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking» from 9 September 2018 to 29 April 2019!
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Competition: KlangBasel
With a bit of luck, you can win 3 x 2 day passes! From 14 to 16 September, approx. 80 concerts will take place at more than 35 venues within the scope of the KlangBasel music festival. The audience can look forward to a wide range of music styles, from jazz, classical, electronic, old and new music, hip hop and hard rock to pop played by an orchestra.
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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival: 29 September 2018
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated on Kleiner Münsterplatz. It will be an unforgettable experience for young and old, as visitors can look forward to a varied programme which includes traditional Chinese arts such as calligraphy or Chinese seal engraving as well as music, acrobatics and dance performances. Various Chinese culinary delicacies will also be available at the festival.
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Accommodation and admission ticket package: «Picasso»
From 3 February to 26 May 2019, the Fondation Beyeler will be presenting Picasso's works from his so-called Blue and Rose Periods. Visit this extraordinary exhibition and benefit from our attractive accommodation and admission ticket package, which includes a ticket to the special exhibition, one night in a hotel in the category of your choice and the BaselCard, which offers additional discounts off many cultural offers.
Upcoming events
Baloise Session
19 October – 6 November 2018
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Swiss Indoors Basel
20 – 28 October 2018
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Füssli. Drama und Theater
20 October 2018 – 10 February 2019
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Basler Herbstmesse
27 October – 11 November 2018
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