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 «Morgestraich», the main parade 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.


The 2016 «Plakette» (carnival badge) was designed by Guido Happle, a designer and illustrator who won the design competition for the Fasnacht Plakette for the first time. The theme of the Fasnacht 2016 is: «we close».

«Drummeli» 2016

The next «Drummeli» takes place from 30th January to 5th February 2016 at the Musical Theater Basel.


Morgenstreich 2016 takes place at 4am on 15th February 2016.