Hafenfest (Harbor Festival)
The Swiss Rhein ports are the gateway to the world's oceans. In Basel, Muttenz, and Birsfelden, more than 10 percent of all Swiss imports, or 6-7 million tons of goods per year, are shipped to Switzerland from all over the world via the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Amsterdam. The harbor area in Basel, which forms the triangular intercept between France, Germany, and Switzerland, is a positive example of closely maintained international relations as well as an attractive development site for the logistics and other industries.
This year marks the 101st anniversary of the Basel-Kleinhüningen port, which will be celebrated with a Hafenfest (Harbor Festival). Experience the port in a completely different way and take a look behind the scenes. Let yourself be inspired and experience many highlights for the whole family—the festival mile will offer a wide range of culinary offerings, guided tours of the harbor, a large ship exhibition, and live concerts for young and old. National and regional musicians, led by Stress, Pegasus, Zian, Brandhärd, and Schwellheim, will make the border triangle celebrate. After the concerts, the celebrations continue in the Sandoase and Nordstern cultural institutions. The concerts take place on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The harbor museum, which will also be open during the harbor festival, offers information on the history of Rhein navigation and the Rhein port as well as other highlights, such as the popular ship simulator.
Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome!
Verkehrsdrehscheibe Schweiz / Hafenmuseum