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Basel Culture

In the year 1997, Basel contended to become the "European Capital of Culture". The city is also known for "The Basel Elite", the posh and old money social circle that the city can more than cater to.

The carnival of the city of Basel (Basler Fasnacht) is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds every year, despite the fact that it starts at four in the morning (Morgestraich) and lasts for exactly 72 hours, taking in various parades.
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