Destination Switzerland: Don’t Miss Carnival in Basel, Stay at Les Trois Rois

February 8, 2010 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Grand Hotel Les Trois RoisIf you're in Switzerland for the cold and dreary month of February, stick around for the Carnival of Basel, the biggest carnival in Switzerland, and a festive one at that. Think crazy, colorful costumes, parades, music and confetti-throwing galore. Starting on the Monday after Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2010) at 4 a.m., the festivities of Basler Fasnacht last three full days and "turn the town upside down." Talk about a cure for the winter blues. Shack up at Les Trois Rois, the city's elegant grand hotel, by taking advantage of the Carnival Package. The concierge will give you the scoop on where to go to find the best music concerts, the procession and the "Schnitzelbänken" (satirical entertainment). Here's what's included in the package:

* Two nights in a luxurious room or suite

* Lavish breakfast buffet or continental breakfast in your room

* Morgestraich Morgestraich refreshments at the Hotel drey Waggis

* A golden "Blaggedde" (carnival badge)

Priced from CHF 810 in a Junior Room.


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