Allschwil

Arlesheim

Basel Stadt1 2 3

Baselland1 2

Basel Munster

Goetheanum

Morgenstreich

Fasnacht band

Fasnacht Lanterns

Liestal Cheinbaese

Bern

Geneve

Lugano

Luzern1 2

Neuchatel

Solothurn

Jura

Rigi

Pilatus

Fasnacht02 1

Fasnacht03-1 2 3 4 5 6

Fasnacht05

Uri-Nidwalden

Uri

Uri Alps

Schaffhausen

SchwyzKanton

Schwyz

Einsiedeln

Glarus-St Gallen

Wallis

Matterhorn

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Basel Fasnacht is a 3 day festivity before Lent (4 weeks before Easter). The Fasnacht starts at 0400 on Monday morning (Morgenstreich) and continues non-stop for 72 hours (3 days).  

Morgenstreich - Basel Fasnacht 2001. The weather was cold after raining earlier in the night. Before 4 a.m. all the city lights are turned off and silence reigns. At precisely 4 a.m. (Swiss punctuality - you know), all the Piccolo bands start playing the same tunes (literally thousands of players) and keep this up until 3 days later.


Two of the impressive lantern floats in the misty early morning near Barfusserplatz (around 0500).
More lantern floats in the misty early morning.
A small Piccolo band strolling on the confetti filled streets outside the Basel town hall around 0730.
These Jokers were part of a larger Joker  piccolo band.
The papal piccolo players in Marktplatz (opposite the town hall) at 0730.
The pumpkin piccolo players.

A witch in the parade

    
One of the more elaborate floats - the SCI-FI ship.

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Index Allschwill Arlesheim Basel Stadt Basel Stadt 2 Basel Stadt 3 Basel Land
Basel Munster Fasnacht Band Morgenstreich Fasnacht Lanterns Liestal Fire Parade Geneve Basel Land 2
Lugano Neuchatel Solothurn Jura Rigi Pilatus Goetheanum
Fasnacht2002Lantern Fasnacht2002Bands Stein am Rhein Schaffhausen Luzern Luzern 2 Fasnacht2005
Fasnacht2003-1 Fasnacht2003-2 Fasnacht2003-3 Fasnacht2003-4 Fasnacht2003-5 Fasnacht2003-6 Uri-Nidwalden
Uri Uri Alps Schwyz Schwyz kanton Einsiedeln Glarus - St Gallen Wallis
Bern   Gruyere