The open church Elisabethen in Basel is the location of the new Kòpfladääärnli. During 10 days from 21 February to 3 March the Fasnacht will be presented in this building, before the actual start on 11 March. A ten-day pre-Fasnacht over several days is a novelty in the beautiful church from 1864. The concept provides for performances by ten so-called “Schnitzelbank formations”. In addition, the special Fasnacht Music and its standard works are will be presented. A German-Swiss author duo is responsible for the texts. (More information: