Situated at the border triangle where Germany, France and Switzerland meet, Basel offers a mild climate and space for recreation at the Rhine. Cosmopolitan, governed by social democrats and environmentalists, diverse and rich in contrast, cultural centre rich in history and art, assessable and of great format, rich in tradition and innovation.
As Switzerland’s most dynamic economical region Basel is in close contact with its twin city Shanghai and its twin state Massachusetts. Excellent schools, a tradition-steeped university and innovative colleges promote young talent, and finance, trade, design and architecture are part of Basel’s strengths just as art, culture and sports are:
During the ART fair, one of the most important fairs for contemporary art, the international art-scene meets. The city goes crazy whenever its local football club FCB is at play and even crazier during the three days and nights of Basel carneval.
The mediterranean climate and its location at the Rhine, a beautiful and cultivated historic city, cosy parks, great shopping and enormous recreation offers for the whole family, restaurants, bars, concert-halls and clubs of Basel add to its high quality of living.
We invite you to discover Basel’s culture & gastronomy.
Welcome to a city of savoir vivre – welcome to Basel!