New Year’s Eve in Basel

The traditional New Year's Eve fireworks as well as the concert, the church service and the serving of mulled wine on the banks of the Rhine will take place on 31 December 2021.
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Basel traditionally sees in the New Year with an impressive fireworks display. Be there and enjoy the atmosphere when all the church bells in the city ring in the new year. Thousands of visitors converge on the city centre to welcome in the new year – an event for young and old alike! And for those who prefer a more contemplative option, Münsterplatz provides a celebration in relaxed atmosphere. The New Year’s Eve service is held in the Münster (Cathedral) after the annual concert by the city’s wind instrument group. Refreshments are also provided on New Year’s Eve: various stands along the banks of the Rhine offer visitors free mulled wine between 11.00 pm and 1.00 am – warming for hands and hearts alike.

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