Carnival of Baden

Carnival of Baden
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Executioner light the fire...

... the carnival of Baden is about to begin!
The Badenerfasnacht is an integral part of the culture and customs of the city of Baden and takes place from Dirty Thursday, 8 February to Ash Wednesday in the city centre. For several decades, a varied programme consisting of street carnival, schnitzelbanks and parades has guaranteed a colourful hustle and bustle in the city. The various events are known far beyond the city and cantonal borders and attract over 10,000 carnival enthusiasts from young to old from all over Switzerland to Baden every year.

8. - 14. February 2024
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Carnival Highlights

Interesting facts & tradition

Badge Subject 2023

Our beautiful city of Baden is soon to become fatter and, above all, richer. Euphoric voices can be heard from the town hall. Words like "potential", "opportunities over risks", "cantonal contributions", "synergies", "development", "commercial properties", "tax revenues", "locational advantage" and, and, and are being spouted in all directions and the media are gratefully taking them up. But one also hears critical voices that look anxiously to the West and see their Sünneli sinking. But the optimists clearly have the upper hand. There is a state of emergency: people are greedy for more power, for more land, for more revenue - there is TURGERY!

With the official Baden carnival badge, you can travel free of charge on the entire network of the Regional Transport Company Baden-Wettingen (RVBW) and all PostBus lines to and from the cosmopolitan city of Baden, even without a costume, between Dirty Thursday, 8 February (start of operations) and Tuesday, 13 February (end of operations)! Badge at all events is a point of honour!

Buy the badge

Patron badge:
- CHF 40.00 (limited, numbered)
- Available via or Mobile 079 828 45 79

Metal badge:
- CHF 10.00
- Available from the Spanish Brödlizunft, the Guggenmusik and the carnival groups. Or at the official advance booking offices: badenmobil, Schwanenapotheke Strasky, Apotheke Wyss, Lienhard Fine Jewellery, Spitzbueb bakeries, Metzgerei Müller, Badener Tabakhaus and Miracoolix.

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