If you have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


When does the Basel Tattoo take place?

The Basel Tattoo 2022 will take place from July 15 to 23 on the barracks area in Basel.

How long is the show and is there a break?
The show lasts about 2 hours. There is no break.
Who will perform at the Basel Tattoo?
Every year, around 1 participants from all over the world perform at the Basel Tattoo. The program for the Basel Tattoo will be announced in early May.
Does the Basel Tattoo take place in all weathers?

The Basel Tattoo takes place in all weathers. It's an open air event. We ask visitors to adapt their clothes to the weather conditions (rain jacket, sun protection, sun hat). Umbrellas are not allowed during the show.

Rain ponchos can be bought at the entrance for CHF 2.00.

What can I take with me into the arena?
Visitors are expressly asked not to bring bags, rucksacks and larger handbags as well as helmets and containers of all kinds to the Basel Tattoo. Visitors are asked to limit themselves to bringing essential items such as cell phones, keys and wallets with them. We reserve the right to carry out controls at the entrance.
When does admission start and how early do I have to be at the barracks?
The arena opens one hour before the show begins. The show starts on time, so we ask visitors to be there in good time. Admission after the show has started is only possible to a limited extent.
Can I film and take photos during the show?
Photos and film recordings for private purposes are permitted. However, flash units and tripods of any kind are prohibited. We also ask visitors not to disturb the other viewers while they are filming.


Where can I get tickets?

Tickets can be bought in the Basel Tattoo Shop, Ticketcorner or Eventim. We advise ticket buyers that tickets should be purchased from official agencies and not through providers such as Global Tickets or the Vienna Ticket Office. These are not official ticket partners, they mostly offer overpriced tickets.

Are there any discounts?
AHV and IV recipients receive a 10% discount (exception: no discount for VIP tickets and hospitality offers). The following applies to children: 21.00 p.m. / 21.30:50 p.m. performance 9% discount for children under 17.30 years of age; 9 p.m. - Presentation free of charge for children under 50 years of age, 10% discount for children from 16 to 41 years of age. Tickets for children can only be bought by telephone in the Basel Tattoo Shop (+61 266 1000 XNUMX).
I am in a wheelchair. Can I also visit the Basel Tattoo?
We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces. These are free of charge and can only be booked through the Basel Tattoo Shop (+41 61 266 1000). An accompanying person can be booked for each wheelchair space (price for the accompanying person CHF 59.50).
I bought tickets for the Basel Tattoo 2020 or the Save the Basel Tattoo and have been rebooked. What's happening now?
Replacement tickets will be sent for all bookings for Basel Tattoo 2020 and Save the Basel Tattoo. If you have not received your tickets by mid-March, please call the Basel Tattoo Shop (+41 61 266 1000).
What happens to the tickets I have purchased if the Basel Tattoo 2022 is canceled?
The tickets would be automatically transferred to the next Basel Tattoo.


When does the Basel Tattoo Parade take place?

The Basel Tattoo Parade will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 14.00 p.m. to around 16.00 p.m.

Where does the parade take place?

Parade route: Barfüsserplatz - Falknerstrasse - Marktplatz - Mittlere Brücke - Clarastrasse - Messeplatz

With which participants does the parade take place?

The list of participants will be published at the beginning of July.

Is admission free?

The Basel Tattoo Parade is free. With the purchase of the parade badge on site, you support us so that we can continue to offer the parade without an admission ticket.


Where is the Piper's Lounge located?

The Piper's Lounge is located on the premises next to the Basel barracks. The exact location is signposted. A map of the location will be emailed to visitors with a lounge ticket shortly before the event.

When does the Piper's Lounge open?

The lounge opens Sunday through Thursday at 19.15 p.m. and Friday through Saturday at 19.45 p.m.

Is there a dress code for the Piper's Lounge and the Skybox?

We ask visitors with a lounge or a skybox ticket to dress in a festive and elegant dress for a visit to the Basel Tattoo.

Various other

I would like to support the Basel Tattoo financially. What should I do?

We have a Rescue fund set up. About the following Link can you support us.

I would like to work at Basel Tattoo. Are there any vacancies?

We currently have no vacancies. Should that change, we will publish this on our website. However, you are welcome to volunteer as a helper.

Getting there

Where is the Basel Tattoo Arena located?
The Basel Tattoo Arena is located on the barracks area in the middle of Kleinbasel, right on the Rhine. For non-residents, the arena can be easily reached by public transport or by car.
How can I get there by public transport?
Tram no.8 and 17 to the Kaserne stop Tram no.14 and 15 or bus no.31, 34 or 38 to the Claraplatz stop (then a 5-minute walk, the route is signposted)
How can I arrive by car?
Parking spaces are limited. We recommend parking in the Messe multi-storey car park (Riehenstrasse 101, 4058 Basel). Parking tickets are available in our webshop for CHF 10.00 (important: can only be ordered up to 10 days before the premiere!). It is a 10-minute walk from the parking garage to the Basel Tattoo Arena.
Are there any special offers for the journey?

Various bus partners offer a package deal with travel and show tickets. Here you will find more information.


Where is Tatto Street located?

Tattoo Street is located on Kasernenstrasse and Klybeckstrasse. Around 15 stands offer a wide range of culinary delights.

When is the street open?

Friday, July 15, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 02.00 a.m.

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 12.00:02.00 p.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX a.m.

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 22.00 p.m.

Monday, July 18, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

Friday, July 22, 2022, 17.00 p.m. - 02.00 a.m.

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 14.00:02.00 p.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX a.m.

I would like to run a stand with my club, what do I have to do?

Interested clubs are welcome to ask about Report.

What range of foods are there in the street?

The clubs in Tattoo Street offer an offer that changes every year. Detailed information will be published at the beginning of July.

Children's Day

When does the Basel Tattoo Children's Day take place?

Children's Day will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 14.00 p.m. to 15.30:XNUMX p.m.

Where does Children's Day take place?

In the Basel Tattoo Arena, the children can get to know the people involved in the Basel Tattoo.

Is admission free?

Admission to the Basel Tattoo Children's Day is free.


I am a car company and would like to advertise the Basel Tattoo as a trip. What should I do?

You will receive all information here. Interested companies register via .

I am a hotel and would like to advertise a package with the Basel Tattoo. What should I do?

Hotel offers are generally available through Basel Tourism. But if you would like a direct cooperation, you can contact contact us and we will look at a possible cooperation.

I am a company and would like to start a cooperation with Basel Tattoo. What should I do?

Write to us what your ideas are and we will examine a possible cooperation with you.

Basel Tattoo Club

What is the Basel Tattoo Club?

The Basel Tattoo Club is a kind of fan club. The independent association offers its members various advantages. Read the details here

I want to join the Basel Tattoo Club. What should I do?

About our Registration Form you can join the Basel Tattoo Club


I would like to help with the Basel Tattoo. Where do I have to report?

We are pleased that you want to join the Basel Tattoo family. Get in touch by email () or by calling us (+41 61 266 1000).

What do I get as a helper?

Helpers enjoy a unique time at Basel Tattoo. You will experience the event up close, get to know the participants from all over the world and get invaluable insights behind the scenes. In autumn there is also a big thank-you party for all helpers.

What do I have to bring with me to become a helper?

We have very different positions that need to be filled. Are you very communicative? Then the ticket control or usher would be a good job for you. Do you like to work physically? Then we could use you in logistics. Do you have experience in gastronomy? Then we look forward to using you as a lounge helper. You are welcome to contact us and we will find the right place for you.

Car entrepreneurs and resellers

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Phone: +41 61 266 10 00

Basel Tattoo Office

Glockengasse 4
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 266 1002

Contact to the media
Andrew Kurz
+41 61 266 1002

Basel tattoo shop

Glockengasse 4
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 266 1000

Opening hours
Monday till Thursday
8.00:13.00 a.m. to 14.00:17.30 p.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
8.00:13.00 a.m. to 14.00:17.00 p.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

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