Marvel superhero exhibition makes European debut at Messe Basel

Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and Black Panther: the Marvel superheroes are coming to Basel. The blockbuster exhibition "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes - The Exhibition", which has already attracted almost a million visitors in the USA, takes visitors on a journey through more than 80 years of Marvel history in comics, films and other media.

Walk-through backdrops, interactive elements and the immersive sound experience of film composer Lorne Balfe bring the world of comic books to life. In addition to these attractions, the exhibition also pays tribute to creative minds such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, whose creations laid the foundation for the ever-expanding and branching stories of the Marvel Universe as we know it today.

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features numerous artifacts, including real costumes, original props and original artwork, from the origins of the Marvel Universe in 1940s New York to the present day. The exhibition demonstrates the enormous influence of superheroes on global pop culture while revealing the stories behind individual characters such as Captain America and Captain Marvel. During the tour, visitors can feel their way through the mysterious mirrored dimension of Doctor Strange or pose for a selfie next to life-size figures of Black Panther or Spider-Man.

The exhibition is presented by Thomas Dürr for act entertainment AG, one of the largest and most active event organizers in Switzerland, in partnership with MCH Group at Messe Basel.

“As CEO of Switzerland’s largest event organizer, I am delighted that we will be able to bring a blockbuster exhibition to Switzerland in spring 2024 as the European premiere of “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes – The Exhibition”,” says Thomas Dürr, CEO of act entertainment ag. “We are delighted to be able to stage this prestigious event in collaboration with Disney and Marvel in Switzerland’s exhibition capital, Basel, with MCH as a strong partner.”

“The exhibition also fits in perfectly with our “Vision Messequartier”: we’re looking to play an active role in this neighbourhood and make a contrubution to the life of the city and its residents.”

Roman Imgrüth, CEO Exhbitions & Events

And Roman Imgrüth, CEO Exhbitions & Events at MCH Group, adds: “It’s great that, after such great successes as Grease, Fame and West Side Story, we are once again doing a project with Thomas Dürr and act entertainment that will appeal to fans far beyond the region. The exhibition also fits in perfectly with our “Vision Messequartier”, with which we want to play a role in this part of the city and help shape the life of the city and its residents.”

From December 6, 2023, fans can register for the exclusive Early Bird Pre-Access (10% discount) on the website during a 7-day “countdown” that will take place exclusively for registered fans from December 13, 48h. The official pre-sale will start on December 15, 2023 on and Ticketcorner / Eventim.