A Guide to Living in Basel
Fasnacht — Bummelsonntage (Strolling Sundays)
Haven't got enough of Fasnacht yet? You can still listen to the music on 2 Sundays!
Swimming in the Moonlight
How about a romantic moonlit outdoor swim to end your week?
Interfinity: Auf/Takt! — Cuarteto Casals
This concert marks the start of this year's Interfinity music festival with many innovative and genre-crossing events
The Big Comedy Kiss Showcase
Enjoy three of the best local expat comedians back-to-back in one show
Life in Space — The Exhibition
Explore the history of space conquest from the beginning to present day
Did You Know?
- Basel’s Suicide Prevention Campaign for Young PeopleCanton Basel-Stadt will be increasing its commitment to suicide prevention over the next few weeks, with a campaign that focuses on young people.
- Switzerland’s New Value Added Tax RatesStarting January 1, 2024, Switzerland raised their “Mehrwertsteuer” (value added tax; VAT) rates.
- Fare Changes on the TNW Public Transport SystemThe cost of public transport in Switzerland is going up, including in the Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz (TNW) that provides public transport in Basel and surrounding areas.
- Swiss Post’s New Prices for Letters and ParcelsSwiss Post has raised their prices for letters and parcels (both regular and registered), as of January 1, 2024.
- The 2024 Fasnacht Badge Has Been RevealedOn December 28, Basel’s Fasnacht Committee, which is the main organizing organization behind Basel’s famous carnival, revealed the design of the 2024 “Plakette” (badge).
- Get Your Auto-Vignette Highway Sticker or E-Vignette Now!If you use the motorways in Switzerland, you should purchase a “Autobahn Vignette” (toll sticker), either a traditional sticker or a digital sticker, now.
- The Basel Region Has a Strong Voice in Swiss PoliticsThe Basel region recently has gained quite a bit in political stature, with three politicians now in top positions in government and legislature.
- Drinking and Driving — What Is the Law in Switzerland?As the number of parties, outings, and celebrations increases drastically during the Holiday Season, so does, unfortunately, the incidence of drinking and driving.