Carnival

Tips

What's the best way to get to the Fasnacht?

The best way is to come to Basel by train. If you do have to come by car, it's best to park on the outskirts, preferably in an attended car park, and use public transport. The city's transport system continues to operate trams and buses during the Fasnacht period according to a timetable especially adapted for the event, providing fast and convenient travel in and out of the city, even during the night.

Additional information – the «Rädäbäng»

There is an official carnival guide for Fasnacht, the Rädäbäng. This 140-page publication mainly in Basel dialect provides a wealth of general information on this year's carnival, and also gives details about what all the groups in the procession are supposed to represent. The Rädäbäng is published a few days before Fasnacht and is available from the Basel Tourist Office and most kiosks.