Unique in Switzerland, the Basel Tattoo is the world’s second largest and one of the most spectacular open-air tattoos. Since premiering in 2006, the Basel Tattoo has been attended by over a half million spectators. Every year, 120,000 visitors enjoy this grand show of marching music with its fine signature blend of the traditional and the innovative.
Based on the world-renowned Edinburgh Tattoo, the Basel Tattoo takes place every summer and features bagpipes, brass bands and traditional folk dancing with top dance troupes from around the world and delights both young and old in equal measure.
This year’s Basel Tattoo will take place from 21st to the 30th July and from just 171 CHF (GBP125) visitors can enjoy overnight accommodation in Basel, entrance to the Tattoo and a souvenir Basel Tattoo Magazine. To book visit www.basel.com/en/Media/Packages/Basel-Tattoo-Classic.
If you think The Basel Tattoo would have editorial merit for you this year, Magellan has limited number of spaces to attend this spectacular show and explore 27th – 29th July. To register interest or to arrange a visit, please contact me at Alexandra@magellan-pr.com.
Notes for editors: Nestled in the heart of Europe where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, Basel – just a 10-minute drive from Basel EuroAirport – is a pocket-sized metropolis that combines Swiss quality with a multicultural population. The 40 museums, all with long-established collections and spectacular exhibitions are the foundation of Basel’s reputation as a city of culture. However, art is not only found in the myriad of museums, but is encountered across the entire city. Exciting juxtapositions are cast by the classical patrician houses and mediaeval churches side by side with modern buildings designed by major international architects such as Herzog & de Meuron or Renzo Piano. Foodies will not be disappointed in Basel either. Thanks to the city’s location, its cuisine is both excellent and eclectic. From the sunny banks of the Rhine, to the romantic streets of the Old Town to the countless boulevard cafés and trendy bars – every taste is catered for. There is always something going on in Basel!