Badminton Swiss Open
In March, the world’s best male and female badminton players come to Basel to play in the international Swiss Open tournament.
The big Rhine swim
People swim in the Rhine all summer long. But once a year the big „Basler Rheinschwimmen“ takes place. Thousands of young and old swimmers dive into the clean waters of the river.
Basel Sports Night
Basel city centre will become a sport arena on a summer Saturday evening at the end of August: Couch potatoes, fitness fans, families with children and those who are just curious will get together to try out some new activities. The Sport Night ticket gives you access to approx. 70 different types of sport, which are being offered in, among other places, public squares, on the Rhine, in gymnasiums, in the indoor swimming pool or in the café.
Start of the football season
From August to the end of November, the top clubs of the Swiss Super League compete in the qualifying rounds for the championship, which is then played out from March onwards. As Basel’s football (soccer) team, FCB, is once again one of the country’s top teams, its home matches are major community events, attended by over 30'000 spectators. The atmosphere in St. Jakob Park is quite unique. Even international top clubs are impressed, when they play FC Basel in the Champions League.
Swiss Indoors Basel
In October, the attention of tennis fans around the world turns to the ‘St. Jakobshalle’ in Basel, when the international Swiss Indoors Basel tennis competition is staged for the top players on the men’s circuit.
Basel City Run
The traditional ‘Basler Stadtlauf’ (Basel City Run) is held on the last weekend of November. Young and old alike compete along a route which takes them through the attractive, decorated and often chilly city centre.
Women’s top volley ball
The International Top Women’s Volley Competition is staged at the St. Jakobshalle between Christmas and new year.This international sporting event offers extremely attractive ladies’ volleyball for a large audience.
World Men's Curling Championship 2012
The World Men's Curling Championship 2012 in Basel from the 31st March to the 8th April 2012 has set new standards for Europe: from a sporting point of view with the very best teams, who were competing for Olympic qualification as well as medals, and organisationally with a top class event.