Winter in Basel
During the cold winter months, visitors to our city are drawn in even greater numbers to the high-calibre exhibitions in Basel’s museums. A time to spend hours indoors, reflecting and absorbing past eras and their many thousand stories presented in visual form. A wide variety of musical and theatre performances – from intimate to large-scale – delight audiences. Outside, visitors can stroll round Basel’s Christmas market, meet up with friends and enjoy hot food and beverages. A fondue here, a mulled wine there. This is Basel in winter.
After Christmas and New Year, the final preparations get underway for the “three best days of the year”: Basel’s Carnival – Fasnacht – is just around the corner. The highly creative large-scale event is part of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, and the city is understandably proud of it.
Good to know.
In winter it snows every so often, however snow rarely settles for long periods. Between November and March temperatures usually vary between –2 °C and 3.5 °C.