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  • Basel Autumn Fair: an over 540-year-old tradition

    Published on 10/31/2017 by Edith Thalmann
    Messe Basel Herbstmesse

    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 " Basler Herbschtmäss " 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.

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