Carnival

The «Gässle»

The «Gässle» is special for the residents of Basel and visitors too. 

It simply refers to the custom of wandering through the narrow lanes and alleyways of Basel's old town, marching to the hypnotic beat of the small and large troupes of piccolo players and drummers, enjoying both new and old carnival compositions, and falling into a sort of reverie for a few hours that is entirely in the spirit of this unique festival.