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Winter in Basel

We will keep you updated about the latest events, festivals, attractions and happenings in town and nearby Basel that are worth visiting during winter.

Christmas Market

Enjoy a tour through the snowy streets of Basel hosting one of the largest Swiss Christmas markets and let yourself be enchanted by Swiss chocolate, handcrafted gifts, mulled wine and hundreds of illuminations. 

  • Illuminated Christmas streets
  • Handcrafted gifts and Christmassy delights


Stunning costumes, colourful street parades and marching bands is what the carnival is all about. Known as Fasnacht, the carnival season is celebrated everywhere in the country and Basel is one of the hotspots.

  • Street parades
  • Musical performances



The museums in Basel are steeped in history. Their exhibitions leave a lasting impression on visitors and are known far and wide.

Classic, historic, innovative and cutting edge, Basel's museums offer an incredible variety of exhibitions in every genre for young and old, experts or amateurs.

Good to know: Guests of Mövenpick Hotel Basel receive the BascelCard upon check-in. This tourist card not only entitles the holder to free use of local public transport but also grants a 50% discount on the entrance fees to many of Basel's renowned museums.


When shopping in Basel, it’s best to start your shopping tour in the Old Town. The shops in the city centre have many great deals to tempt you.

  • Freie Strasse
  • Spalenberg
  • Manor
  • St.Johanns-Vorstadt

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