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Basel Autumn Fair

Präsidialdepartement Basel-Stadt

The last Saturday in October will see the start of the Basel Autumn Fair. From 26 October to 10 November (on Petersplatz until 12 November), visitors will once again be able to experience exciting entertainment and culinary treats at Switzerland’s largest and oldest entertainment fair.

An over 540-year-old tradition
The Basel Autumn fair is more than just the usual funfair or amusement park. With its tradition stretching back over 540 years and its special customs, it really is a part of the city's living heritage. This traditional inner-city fair, also radiates far into the three-country region and attracts around a million people to Basel from home and abroad. The charm of this public festival surely emanates from the extremely high appreciation the Basel population bestow on it.

Venues in the city centre
The Basel Autumn fair is held at seven venues in the city centre of Basel and in an exhibition hall. The venues are within easy reach by public transport (Trämli) or on foot. Its setting within the city of Basel is also reflected in the layout of the individual venues. Each venue has its own concept and the size of the crowds is always very impressive.

Visitors to the Basel Autumn fair come mainly from the Upper Rhine region and Switzerland, but more and more people are coming from all over Europe, as this festival is unique in every respect. The Autumn fair is one of the largest and most attractive events of its kind in Europe.

The Basel Autumn Fair on the go
The app «Basler Herbstmesse» on your smartphone gives you an overview of the roughly 500 stands and rides. You can not only search for a specific attraction but also find the exact location of any stand or ride on a map. Download for free:



Date & Time

26. October 2019 -
10. November 2019 ganztägig

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Messehalle 3 (Riehenring), Messeplatz, Rosentalanlage, Claraplatz, Kasernenareal, Barfüsserplatz, Münsterplatz, Petersplatz