BASELWORLD – the Watch and Jewellery Show
Sparkling Basel: BASELWORLD is the world’s most important specialist trade fair for the international watch and jewellery industry staged in April. The monumental stands of the (prestige) brands fill the trade fair halls, and many tens of thousands of visitors ensure that all hotels within a radius of 250 kilometres are booked out.
muba – Switzerland’s biggest public fair
The muba (Mustermesse Basel = Basel Sample Fair) is a part of Basel history. The muba was carried out for the first time during the 1st World War in order to present the products of Swiss industry and agriculture. In recent decades, the muba has developed more and more into a national consumer goods and theme show.
Art Basel – the world’s leading art fair
Art Basel, the international art show for 20th and 21st century art, is universally acknowledged to be the world’s most important art fair. Around 300 carefully selected exhibitors turn the exhibition into an exceptional temporary museum. Artists, art collectors and many VIPs from the art and culture worlds meet during Art week in Basel.
Liste – the young art fair
Art Basel is for established art, liste - the young art fair wants to show newer and bolder art to a younger audience. It has grown to become just as international as its big sister and is an integral part of the whole Art week. This also applies to the numerous other accompanying fairs and shows where local artists can also exhibit their work.
Herbstmesse: a fixed date in the calendar
The Basel ‘Herbstmesse’ (Autumn Fair) is a very old tradition (since 1471) at the end of October. It is the biggest event in Switzerland for market traders and fairground operators. Over a period of two weeks, bright lights and pleasant aromas enchant the city’s various funfair sites. As a fair within the fair, the ‘Herbstwarenmesse’ (Autumn Goods Fair) and the ‘Weinmesse’ (Wine Fair) are also an absolute must for many visitors.
BLICKFANG - International design fair
Starting in 2010, a whole weekend of design comes to Basel every year in spring, featuring the best in the furniture, lighting, fashion, and jewellery sectors. Exhibitors at the Basle BLICKFANG include many young talents as well as designers who have already made a name for themselves.