Tips for April in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Do you feel revitalised by the arrival of spring, too? How about an Easter-themed hare and hounds race? The following seven activity tips will definitely put you in a good mood. However, Easter bunnies aren't the only animals out and about in the city in spring. My personal tip: a visit to Basel Zoo. The many young animals and blossoming flowers turn the zoo into a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city and make it particularly charming at this time of the year.

Welcome, spring is here!

Best regards, Stefan Bonsels,
Sales Manager Convention Bureau

Furniture, fashion and jewellery
At the design trade fair "Blickfang", which is held at the Messe Basel exhibition centre from 5 to 7 April, international designers gather to present clothes and designs that are definitely not off-the-peg – for you to discover, fall in love with and buy.
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Blues Mecca Basel
Basel will be staging the Blues Festival, which has plenty of highlights to offer, for the 20th time this year. International stars and top Swiss acts will be performing on our city's stages from 9 to 14 April.
Jazzfestival Basel
From 26 April to 20 May, more than 30 bands and over 200 musicians will gather in Basel. Explore this particular musical genre.
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Culinary trip around the world
At the Streetfood Festival, which takes place from 26 to 28 April, you can taste freshly prepared dishes from all over the world. There are plenty of samples to try, take your pick.
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Lois Weinberger – Debris Field
Have you ever seen a mummified cat? Well, from 17 April onwards, you can admire precisely one of those at the Museum Tinguely. Present your BaselCard and benefit from 50% off the admission charge.
Competition: old-style sightseeing
A trip through Basel on a classic tram brings a touch of nostalgia to the centre of our modern city. Win 2 x 2 tickets for a sightseeing tour on a day of your choice.  
to the contest
Advance ticket sales for Swiss Indoors 2019
Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev and Stan Wawrinka have confirmed that they are taking part! Witness the tennis world’s elite live in Basel from 19 to 27 October 2019. Basel Tourism and Swiss Indoors Basel offer you various attractive special offers including accommodation for the finals weekend starting at CHF 229.
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 for sharing.
to the pictures
Upcoming events
Fantasy Basel
3 – 5 May 2019
Young Stage
10 – 14 May 2019
Das Zelt
10 – 26 May 2019
Swim City
25 May – 29 September 2019
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