Carnival in Basel

Of seasonal interest


For all those who wish to experience a dose of Fasnacht fever!

Basel's famous Fasnacht Carnival begins on the Monday following Ash Wednesday with the “Morgestraich” lantern parade at 4 a.m. on Monday morning, when the city is plunged into darkness and the Fasnacht Cliques take control for the three-day event. On this tour you will discover everything there is to know about Basel's famous Fasnacht Carnival, from its origins to the present day.

Additional charge

Express surcharge for bookings within 24 hours of tour start CHF 50.

Meeting point

Tinguely Fountain by the Theatre Basel