What’s On: Basel

Things to Do: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances

Basler Herbstmesse or Autumn Fair

Oct. 28 to Nov. 12

This huge fair is spread over seven of the city’s plazas and also in the trade fair centre, giving the impression that it stretches over the entire city centre. For more info. please call 061/267-8181 or visit the Canton’s Herbstmesse website.

Basel City Run

Nov. 25, 17:00

The event begins with the youth races, followed by the various adult categories. For more info. please call 061/260-9929 or visit the event website.

Theater Arlecchino presents:

Violetta, die listige Hexe
Oct. 1 to 18, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 14:30

Pippi Langstrumpf
Oct. 21 to Feb. 7, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 14:30

For more info. please call 061/331-6856 or visit the Theater Arlecchino website

Basler Kindertheater presents

Oct. 18 to Nov. 12, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

Nov. 18 to Jan. 28, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

For tickets and time schedules please call 061/261-2887 or visit the Basler Kindertheater website.

Kult.Kino Zauberlaterne presents:

Emil und die Detektive
Oct. 1 at 14:00

Pettersson und Findus
Nov. at 14:00

For more info. please visit the Kult.Kino website 

Kids Lab at Café Scientifique from the Uni. of Basel presents:  

Geborene Teamplayer
Oct. 22, 25 and Nov. 1

Sprinter oder Schwimmer?
Nov. 12, 15 and 22

For more info. please visit the Café Scientifique Basel website.

Theater Palazzo presents:

Der Tag, an dem Louis gefressen wurde
Oct. 11 at 11:00

Pinocchio im Exil
Nov. 5 at 16:00

For more info. please call 061/921-1401 or visit the Theater Palazzo website.

Basel Christmas Market
Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, 11:00 – 20:30
The Basel Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered to be one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. For more info. please see the Basel Christmas website.


Museum Events & Exhibits

Fondation Beyeler presents:

Workshop für Kinder
Oct. 11 at 15:00
A fun artistic workshop for children ages 6 to 10.

Oct. 1 at 11:00
A tour of the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition for children ages 6 to 10.

Oct. 22, 10-18:00
Workshops and short tours for families.

For more info. please call 061/645-9700 or visit the Fondation Beyeler website

Museum der Kulturen presents:

Gross Permanent Exhibition
What is so fascinating about size? Does big mean the same thing across the world or are there cultural differences? Who sets the measures as to how height, length and width are defined? The exhibition takes a close look at big things and their meanings.

Sonne, Mond und Sterne
Until Jan. 20 2019

For more info. please visit the Museum der Kulturen website or the Gross Exhibition page.

Spielzeugmuseum Riehen presents:
Feels like Heidi
Apr. 23 – Feb. 26
An exhibition allowing children to experience the sensory impressions from the famous Swiss fairytale Heidi.
For more info. please call 061/641-2829 or visit the Spielzeugmuseum Riehen website.

Kunstmuseum Basel presents:

Workshop: Gestalte Dein eigenes Familienporträt
Oct. 28 at 14:00
A workshop for children 7-12 years.

For more info. please call 061/206-6262 or visit the Kunstmuseum Basel website.

The What’s On  was compiled by Dina El Halaby.


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    • Thanks for the question. The title of the museum is above the Information you mentioned, it’s the ‘Museum der Kulturen’. We have added the link (above) where you can find any other details you may require. Enjoy!

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