Fasnacht Marching Exercises
While the Fasnacht groups (Cliques) have been rehearsing their music for months in their cellars and meeting places around the city, this is not the same as playing their instruments on the move. For this reason, they can meet in various parks and wooded areas around Basel during the five weeks leading up to Fasnacht for final “walking” rehearsals. Practices are permitted from 7:00-22:00 on weekdays and 10:30-22:00 on Sundays in sparsely populated areas on the edges of town (Times at Park im Grünen in Münchenstein are more limited).
So if you are out on one of the five weekends leading up to Fasnacht, you may get a preview of some of the music.