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Christmas Market

The Basel Christmas market has been cancelled for 2020. Hopefully we will see you next year, when it will take place again in all its shining brilliance, from 25 November to 23 December 2021. 

The Basel Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered to be one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. During the run-up to Christmas, many events and spectacular special exhibitions in the city's museums further enrich its cultural scene.

Weihnachtsmarkt Barfüsserplatz

Opening hours 

25 November to 23 December 2021 

Open daily from 11.00 am to 8.30 pm 

23 December 2021, Münsterplatz: 11.00 am to 6.00 pm 
23 December 2021, Barfüsserplatz: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm 

Sennenhütte on Claraplatz is open from 11.00 am to 8.30 pm. 


Our city on the Rhine has a very special charm in the Christmas period. The quaint Christmas market can be found on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz, right in the centre of the city and at the heart of the festively decorated Old Town. A magnificent Christmas tree stands on the Münsterplatz, with ornaments by the well-known decorator Johann Wanner. On Claraplatz, the "Sennenhütte" opens its doors again to guests for a fun fondue dinner.

Christmas in Basel (Preview 2021)

Over 160 traders and artisans offer their goods for sale in small, rustic wooden chalets. Anyone still looking for gift ideas can seek inspiration in the wide selection and enchanting ambience. Culinary delights also abound with waffles, glühwein, genuine Basel Läckerli (a kind of gingerbread), delicious Swiss raclette or the popular grilled sausages. Like last year, visitors can also enjoy Christmas delicacies and a festive atmosphere at Claraplatz (in Kleinbasel, on the right banks of the Rhine). This year you’ll again find a small but delicious culinary offering at Claraplatz as well as at the neighbourhood Christmas market in Rheingasse. The market is enriched by numerous pre-Christmas events.

A variety of Christmas market stalls 

The Christmas market has around 160 stalls stretching from Barfüsserplatz to Münsterplatz. Here, merchants ply their wares in rustic wooden chalets decorated for Christmas. From regional delicacies to handmade toys and jewellery, there is something for every generation.

The most beautiful Christmas market stalls

Christmas Market Basel (VR 360°-Video | 4k)


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