Basel Christmas Market

Basel - Switzerland's most traditional Christmas city

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Basel Christmas Market in Basel, the Christmas City at the heart of Europe

Basel, located in the three countries corner of Switzerland, France and Germany, is the centre of one of Europe’s most exciting Christmas regions. In November of each year, the cosmopolitan city on the Rhine surpasses itself in the scale and attractiveness of its preparations for the coming Advent period. Basel has a deep-rooted tradition as Switzerland’s most beautiful and largest Christmas city, and is well worth a visit every year. Particularly recommended is the Christmas market, which is being held not only on Barfüsserplatz, but also on Münsterplatz – one of the most beautiful squares in Basel. On both locations and in about 190 stands and wooden huts, traders and practitioners of art and crafts from all over Switzerland and the Basel region offer their goods and give a demonstration of their skills.

Not only the well-preserved Old Town is radiant in the warm Christmas light, but the shops and the facades of many buildings glitter with a golden glow. Roughly a hundred tall pine trees border the streets and stand like brightly lit sentinels pointing the way for the visitor. Sevens reasons to visit Basel during Christmas time are as follows:

  • Largest Christmas Market in Switzerland
  • Illuminated Christmas streets with roughly a hundred tall pine trees
  • Great Christmas shopping possibilities
  • Top and specialised Christmas shops like Johann Wanner Christmas House
  • Numerous Christmas concerts
  • Numerous Christmas tours
  • Ideal starting point for a European Christmas adventure


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