Atlas Hotel Weil Am Rhien

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Alte Strasse 58, Weil Am Rhein 79576
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Travel Tips for Weil am Rhein

Burefasnet - one week after Carnival

by Kathrin_E

Weil, like Basel, celebrates its carnival one week later than the usual carnival date. The Burefasnet ("peasant carnival") date is actually the older Fastnacht date.

How come? The Lent is officially 40 days. When counting from Ash Wednesday to Easter you end up with 46 days, not 40. At some point in history the catholic church decided that Sundays are holidays and shall not be counted as fasting days, so the duration of the Lent is counted as 40 days plus 6 Sundays. Protestant Basel and other parts of Northwestern Switzerland refused to join and stuck with the old date, 40 days before Easter including the Sundays. This also spread to the right bank of the Rhine, the Markgräflerland on the German side close to Basel.

Weil's main parade takes place on Invocavit Sunday, six weeks before Easter and one day before Basler Morgestraich, at 2 p.m.

Many jester guilds from near and far in Baden-Württemberg come to join in the parade. After doing their own activities on the 'main' carnival weekend they are happy to have one more event and one more party weekend before everything is over for good.

Kids will receive lots of sweets. Adults should be prepared for lots of confetti. I have never had and observed as many nasty confetti attacks anywhere else as in Weil. This involves rubbing a person's face and hair with an handful of confetti and stuffing it into the collar and underneath the clothes. Confetti does not hurt but having a load inside your underwear is not that pleasant...

Charming Spots in Old Weil

by Kathrin_E

"Heart of the Old Village"

Old town hall, now museum, and the church - the square is decorated for carnival. The jester tree is standing, Fastnacht rules.


The old Stapflehus, named because of the stepped gable, hosts an art gallery. In the courtyard in the back you find a small museum of agriculture.

In the backyard of Stapflehus

The slopes above the village are covered with vineyards. A couple of wineries can be found in the old village.

A narrow lane behind the church

The old village has a couple of nice-looking, probably locally owned hotels. I guess they get their clientele mostly from visitors to nearby Basel who come for business and for the fairs and prefer staying on the cheaper German side and pay in Euros.


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