Basler Fasnacht

Fasnacht in Basel starts at 4am on the first Monday after Ash Wednesday and carries on non-stop until 4am on Thursday.
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Clique.

Fasnacht in Basel - our second year missing Guggimusik and the Waagis!

Waggis.

The Carnival of Basel is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel. It has been listed as one of the top fifty local festivities in Europe.

Waggis throwing rappli (confetti)

Basel's Fasnacht: How to survive Switzerland's biggest carnival

Morgestraich - 4am on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. All the lights in the city go out and illuminated clique parade around the city playing piccolo.

Morgestraich - on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. All the lights in the city go out and illuminated clique parade around the city playing piccolo.

Mittler Bruke with clique and rappal (confetti).

Mittler Bruke with clique and rappal (confetti).

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