Tips for the start of the year
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Dear Sir or Madam
Who doesn’t feel that twinge of remorse after the festive season? Well, Basel has just the ticket to clear your conscience. Our recipe for January are long walks and a breath of fresh winter air. So why not take a stroll through the historical centre and marvel at the Tinguely Fountain? On particularly cold days it may even be frozen over.

Kick off 2019 the right way!

Best wishes,
Claudia Vögelin, Finance and Membership Management

The penguins are back!
Our cute penguins are strolling through our zoo every day again! Did you know that with the BaselCard, you get 50% off the entrance fee?
The world’s elite is coming to town
In January 2019, Basel is hosting the world’s best show-jumpers. They will be competing on their equally well-known horses for the world’s most generously endowed indoor grand prix – the Longines CSI Basel.
more information
Competition time: Night at the Museums in Basel
On 18 January 2019, 36 museums and cultural institutions in and around Basel will be keeping their doors open until 2 am. For your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets and experience a night packed with culture, follow the link below.
to the contest
"Vogel Gryff", "Wild Maa" and "Leu"
Every year, the three honorary societies of Kleinbasel celebrate the "Vogel Gryff" festival, the festival of the griffon, an event enjoyed by young and old alike.
Picasso, like you’ve never seen him before
From 3 February to 26 May 2019, the Fondation Beyeler is proud to present works by Picasso from his Blue and Rose periods. This is the first time such a plethora of the artist’s work has been on display in Europe.
get inspired
Our package deal: Art Basel
Art Basel is arguably the international art market’s most prestigious event. Basel Tourism and Art Basel are offering an exclusive package including accommodation and tickets to the exhibition from 14 to 16 June 2019.
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 @waitasecondpls for sharing.
to the pictures
Upcoming events
1 and 2 February 2019
The Phantom of the Opera
2 February 2019
Valentine's Day in Basel
14 February 2019
Carnival in Basel
11 – 13 March 2019
further events