Basel Fasnacht

40 days before Easter the city of Basel, Switzerland says goodbye to winter in grand style
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Lots of strange characters, all with a story.

Lots of strange characters, all with a story.

After the parades, the drummers go for some beer and "mehl suppe" (flour soup).

After the parades, the drummers go for some beer and "mehl suppe" (flour soup).

An lady "Waggis" and there are a lot of them!

An lady "Waggis" and there are a lot of them!

The "Munster" (cathedral) across the Rhine.

The "Munster" (cathedral) across the Rhine.

Basel at night and the party goes on!

Basel at night and the party goes on!

Lanterns with topical satire, lit at night.     Issues such as global warming, child labor, internet spying, privacy, and of course politics.

Lanterns with topical satire, lit at night. Issues such as global warming, child labor, internet spying, privacy, and of course politics.

Lots of confetti

Lots of confetti

More piccolo players

More piccolo players

Piccolo players as "Waggis"

Piccolo players as "Waggis"

Posing with a "Waggis"

Posing with a "Waggis"

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