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Basel Fasnacht 2019

Where:   Basel, Switzerland
When:    Monday, March 11, 2019 - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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Every year, for almost 700 years, thousands of Basel residents gather at the town square on the freezing weather waiting for 04:00 o'clock. At this time 4 rings of the city clock announce the beginning of the carnival that lasts three days.
Basel Fasnacht lasts exactly three days from 4.00 a.m. on Monday morning to 4.00 a.m. on Thursday.
It is always held in the week after Ash Wednesday. Most of the carnival events take place in the city center. The carnival symbols the wish to expel the winter.
Due to the great demand and the numerous visitors during the festival's days, it is recommended to cuheck hotel rates, which are often cheaper if you are booking a room well in advance.
The participants, who wear masks and colorful disguises, march in street parades accompanied by wind instruments playing orchestras (especially piccolos).
The colorful event with the good mood of its participants is a marvelous tourist attraction in the cold winter days.
Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.

Basel Fasnacht
Basel Fasnacht, Photo courtesy of Fasnachts Comite -
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Admission fee:
Fasnachts-Comite Glockengasse 7, CH-4051 Basel

Basel travel information
Dialing code: 61
Longitude: 7.6°
Latitude: 47.56667°
Switzerland information address: Switzerland Tourism Tödistrasse 7 CH-8002 Zürich Phone: +41 44 288 11 11 Fax: +41 44 288 12 05
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Switzerland country details
Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Capital: Bern
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +41
Language: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census) note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages.

Switzerland background and overview:
The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations, but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.
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