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The carnival of Basel

starting November 8, 2014

Basel Fasnacht (carnival) is a large festival of sounds and dreams, of colour and fantasy, but also of criticism and mockery. It has been evolving over the last 100 years.
Since then, and now, this carnival has inspired the population and artists of this city into active participation, not only during carnival time but also all year round.

The city’s population uses this festival to vent their real opinions in a humorous and colourful way and to act and behave differently from their normal day to day lives. For three days a year Basel lives in a different world.
Since 2004 this exhibition provides an overview of Basel Fasnacht (carnival) in historic and atmospheric rooms: Costumes, masks, musical instruments, historical documents and a reproduction of a typical “carnival”.

A cooperation between the Museum der Kulturen Basel and the association Basler Fasnachts-Welt

Picture Gallery
Information & Services
Opening Hours
Thu - Sat: 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Sun: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

> Special opening hours 2017 (pdf)

Admission Charges
Adults: CHF 7.- / 5.-
Young People under the Age of 20: CHF 3.-

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