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City tours through the Christmas city of Basel

The Christmas city tour organised by Basel Tourism not only provides the best views of the Christmas lights, trees and angels adorning the city's streets, it also gives visitors a valuable insight into the history, customs and traditions of Christmas time in Basel.


Discover Basel at Christmas time and learn all about old and new Advent customs. Let yourself be captivated by the special charm which the “city on the Rhine” radiates at Christmas. Along with festive lights, trees and angels, the town is full of special stories – you're bound to discover some fascinating Christmas traditions.

Finally, the tour takes you to the wonderful Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz, where you are invited to enjoy a mulled wine or hot punch at the Herzig-Jonasch stand.
You can keep your limited-edition Christmas mug as a souvenir.


24. / 25.11.2018

01. / 02.12.2018

08. / 09.12.2018

15. / 16.12.2018

22. / 23.12.2018

Start 4 pm
Meeting point Main portal of the Cathedral
End point Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz
Language German
Price Adults CHF 25 / Children up to 16 CHF 12.50

Due to the limited number of places, reservations are necessary: 

Tourist Information │ Phone +41 (0)61 268 68 68 │ [email protected]

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