Published on 10/31/2017 by Edith Thalmann
Last Saturday, at precisely 12 noon, the bell-ringer
in the tower of St. Martin's church rang in the 547th
Basel Autumn Fair. The
is the biggest and oldest funfair in Switzerland and, as a tradition dating back many years, forms part of the city's living cultural heritage. Basel became a trade fair city in the Middle Ages already, when it was granted the imperial privilege of holding fairs. It still ranks as one of Europe's most significant trade fair venues today.