Peter Habicht

Basel - A Center at the Fringe. A Concise History

Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel 2008

ISBN 978-3-85616-325-9

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Basel from its beginnings to the present day. The author presents a pertinent and engaging outline of the city's development and sets it in a general historical context. In addition to the most important events and personalities, the main focus is on architectural developments. Through the example of individual buildings, history is rendered tangible in the current appearance of the city. This portrait of Basel is scientifically well-grounded, fluidly written and easily understood, a delightful read for all those interested in history.




Peter Habicht, Fredy Prack

Lifting the Mask. Your Guide to Basel Fasnacht

Bergli Books AG, Basel 2001

ISBN 978-3-905252-04-0

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a life-long enthusiast, here's all you need to know (and more) about Schnizelbängg and Schyssdräggzyygli and all the other fascinating aspects of Basel's famous carnival.
The author, Peter Habicht, is a historian in Basel who enjoys giving lively, carefully researched tours of the town closest to his heart. Basel's Fasnacht may be impossible to describe, but Peter Habicht's tour in these pages is the next best thing to spending these three special days in Basel.
Fredy Prack is a graphic designer and one of the most valued artists for Fasnacht lanterns, well-known for conveying the themes, humor and heart of the Basler (and Schnitzelbänggler) into visual form.