October in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Can you feel the special atmosphere, too? They are in the air already, the aromas of delicious Magenbrot spiced bread, mulled wine and candy floss. I am particularly looking forward to a "Chäsbängel", bread filled with cheese fondue, and to a "Beggenschmutz", chocolate and desiccated coconut covered marshmallow. The Autumn Fair, which begins on 27 October, opens officially when the bells of Martinskirche ring at noon.
However, there are many other special places to explore besides the Autumn Fair. My personal tip: the "Sauna am Rhy". From 20 October onwards, the "Rhybadhüsli", the bathhouse by the Rhine, provides pure relaxation and revitalisation. Dare to take a dip in the Rhine in winter?

Best regards,
Anne Fonjallaz, Tourist Information


Award-winning!
In a survey conducted by the "Theater heute" industry journal, theatre critics voted the Theater Basel the "2018 Theatre of the Year". Did you know that with the BaselCard, you receive 50% off all ticket prices at the box office?
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Outstanding boutique concerts
Between 19 October and 6 November 2018, a host of musicians, from international top acts to newcomers, will travel to Basel to take part in the Baloise Session's breathtaking programme. The music festival offers visitors the chance to experience world stars in an intimate club atmosphere.
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See Roger Federer live!
That's precisely what you can do at the Swiss Indoors in Basel from 20 to 28 October 2018. The indoor tennis tournament is Switzerland's biggest sports event and attracts numerous sports fans to the city. «Super Monday» on 22 October will see the official inauguration of the new St. Jakobshalle arena.
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Worth seeing: Henry Fuseli
From 20 October 2018 onwards, you can experience the exhibition "Fuseli. Drama and Theatre" at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which is dedicating a major monographic exhibition to the Zurich-born artist Henry Fuseli, who later found fame in Rome and London. It runs until 10 February 2019.
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Can you hear it?
The exhibition «Radiophonic Spaces. An Acoustic Tour of Radio Art» runs at the Museum Tinguely from 24 October to 27 January 2019. With more than 150 radio broadcasts, this exhibition is above all an acoustically stimulating experience.
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Pre-Christmas special offer: secure your accommodation & free gift now
Between 22 November and 23 December 2018, Basel has a particularly unique charm. The Christmas markets on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz are an enchanting experience for young and old. Benefit from our special Christmas offer including accommodation, a free gift worth CHF 35 and many great insider tips.
Upcoming events
Musical «Let It Be»
6 – 11 November 2018
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BaselHead
17 November 2018
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City Run Basel
24 November 2018
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Christmas in Basel
November and December 2018
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