Welcome to Basel Fasnacht

On this website you will find valuable tips and a lot of information about Basel's famous carnival, Fasnacht, which locals usually call the «most wonderful three days».

Whether you visit the «Morgenstreich», the main processions on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, the «Gugge» music concerts and the unique exhibition of lanterns on Tuesday evening or you just wander around the streets and go with the flow, we wish you a fantastic time.

«We don't fit in a drawer»

This is the theme of the Fasnacht 2015. 
The «Plakette» (carnival badge) was designed by Tarek Moussalli. The graphical designer won the competition for the first time.

«Drummeli» 2015

New to the ensemble is the actor Daniel Buser and the rapper Skelt!. Back to the ensemble is Doris Strütt. The stage designers are: Kurt Walter and Giovanna Bolliger.
Our media partner Radio Basilisk has desided not to  broadcast the «Drummeli» 2015 in full lengh anymore.
The next «Drummeli» takes place from 7th to 13th February 2015 at the Musical Theater Basel.

School parade

At 5pm on Tuesday, 12th February 2015, more than 5'500 kindergarten and school children from around Basel, Riehen and Bettingen will take part in a parade through Basel city centre. The children will be accompanied by about 600 volunteers and several Fasnacht cliques and Gugge music bands.


The next Morgenstreich takes place on 23th February 2015.