Carnival in Basel
To see Switzerland at its least Swiss (or most Swiss, depending on how you look at it) don’t miss Carnival in Basel, held every winter. Creative costumes and masks. All night music. And a lantern show that’s part political statement, part art exhibition. And then there’s the carpet of confetti that covers the usual spotless Swiss streets. But you’ll have to hurry. The party only lasts 72 hours. And the street sweepers are just waiting to pounce.