Basel and the tri-border region have an extraordinary range of cultural events on offer throughout the year – including concerts, exhibitions and theatre. Enjoy your stay in this unique region. where different cultures meet. The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois will be happy to help you find and select the best events.
To mark the 110th birthday of Charles Eames, the museum is presenting ”An Eames Celebration” – a whole series of exhibitions and events which will offer an unprecedentedly comprehensive view of the work of this legendary pair of designers. The Exhibition in the main building of the Vitra Design Museum is the focal point of this Eames season. It is a Major retrospective, presenting the many facets of the work of Charles & Ray Eames and includes pieces loaned from collections all over the world.
If you want to experience Basel in a state of complete chaos, then you should be here during the carnival! Most of ”die drey scheenschte Dääg”, ”the three most beautiful days” as carnival time is known here in Basel, happens out in the open-air. During the day the ”cliques” march through town in their elaborate costumes, with their drummers and Piccolo players as part of the ”Cortège” procession. In the evenings, the ”Fasnächtler” wander through the narrow alleyways and fill the historic centre with the sound of their melodies.
It is no coincidence that those in the know consider Basel’s Fasnacht as one of the most impressive carnivals in the world – for precisely 72 hours chaos takes over the entire city. The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is the perfect starting point for experiencing the ”Morgestraich”, the ”Cortège” and all the many other carnival events live.
Monday from 4.15 am to 7 am:
”Morgestraich”, fortifying tonic with carnival specialties
Daily from 2 pm to 2 am:
”Wähe” (fruit, cheese and onion tarts) and drinks
Daily from 5 pm to midnight:
traditional Basel carnival specialities
At this most fascinating industry event of the year the top brands of the watch and jewellery industry Rendezvous along with dealers in diamonds, pearls and precious stones. A superlative trade fair for visitors from all over the world who love watches, jewellery and precious metals!
Cocktail concert ”Barock’n’Roll”
In the unique ambiance of our magnificent Salle Belle Epoque you can enjoy three cocktail concerts in a very special way: in close proximity to the musicians; perhaps with a glass of wine in your hand.
Single tickets: CHF 40
Basel is in a jazz fever for an entire month. The immense variety of styles, from blue note through to hip-hop, at the very different venues, from churches to wine cellars, take you on a journey into the world of jazz. Both Newcomers and internationally famous stars delight their audiences again and again, year after year – beat it, baby!