Basel can be called a pocket-sized metropolis. Situated in the heart of Europe and the tri-border region of Switzerland, Germany and France, the city lies close to famous landmarks like the Vosges and the Black Forest. Its multicultural population makes Basel a distinctive cosmopolitan, innovative and cheerful community with the traditional Fasnacht as an annual highlight. The annual highlight is the Basel Fasnacht – the city’s traditional Carnival. Basel offers a package deal for visitors attending the Fasnacht celebrations, including a hotel stay, a ticket for public transported an original Basler Blaggedde, a Carnival badge in copper, silver or gold.