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Rheinfelden Herbstmarkt

October 7-8, 2023

As the days grow shorter and a cool breeze sweeps through the air, it's a sure sign that autumn is upon us. If you're eagerly waiting for the Basel Autumn Fair (Herbstmesse) but don't want to wait until late October, you're in luck! Rheinfelden, a mere 15-minute train ride from Basel, is hosting its 74th annual Herbstmarkt on the first weekend of October. Nestled within the picturesque old town, this traditional autumn market stretches from Schifflande to the Stork's Tower, promising an unforgettable experience.

Photo: Aargauer Zeitung

What to Expect

With approximately 160 stalls offering a delightful mix of market goodies, delectable food and drinks, captivating attractions, and enticing shopping opportunities, there's something for everyone at the Rheinfelden Herbstmarkt.

Unique Attractions: Prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing live performances, traditional music, and talented local artisans showcasing their exquisite creations. Be sure not to miss the mesmerizing street performances that add a touch of magic to the event.

Photo: Aargauer Zeitung

Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds with a wide array of mouthwatering treats. Savor local specialties you won't find anywhere else, from savory delights to sweet confections. Don't forget to explore the food stalls for a gastronomic adventure.

Shopping Extravaganza: Shopaholics will rejoice at the diverse range of available products. Discover unique souvenirs, handcrafted treasures, and vintage finds that make for perfect keepsakes or gifts.


Family Fun: For families, the Herbstmarkt offers many delightful activities. The park near Schifflande features special attractions for the little ones, while the city park on the opposite side of the old town boasts a fantastic playground with an amazing Kugelbahn, swings, and more.

Historical Significance: This beloved market has deep historical roots, and its traditions have been cherished for generations. Immerse yourself in the heritage of Rheinfelden and experience the essence of the past.

Getting There

To make your visit seamless, we recommend arriving by train or bus. Schifflande is a short 7-minute walk from the Rheinfelden station. Early birds arriving by car can find convenient parking at Rheinparking or Schützenparking on the edge of the old town. If these lots are full, Parkhause Salmenpark and Parkhaus Parkresort offer ample parking options, just a brief 5-7 minute walk away.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023, starting from 10:00 AM

  • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023, starting from 11:00 AM

Plan Your Visit: To explore all that Rheinfelden Herbstmarkt has to offer, be sure to check out the interactive map on the website.

Follow on Social Media: Stay updated with the latest news, highlights, and behind-the-scenes glimpses by following Herbstmarkt Rheinfelden on Facebook.

Don't miss this perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty and traditions of Rheinfelden. We look forward to welcoming you to a weekend of enchantment at the Rheinfelden Herbstmarkt. See you there!

Megan McCrory

Megan has been in Switzerland since 2010. After working in the medical device industry for 17 years, she started her own business. She is a wellbeing and personal development coach, but she also helps female solo entrepreneurs build their online businesses with digital tools. She also has ADHD, so that means she starts a bunch of projects and doesn’t finish most of them. She’s always ready to meet new people.

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