Basel Is International

A walk through town is all it takes to see how international Basel is. People from over 160 different nations live peacefully side by side. Whether they come from just across the border or from further afield, new residents are welcomed with a wide range of support and counselling services as well as practical help.

Young people from every kind of background feel at home in Basel.
Young people from every kind of background feel at home in Basel.

Many come by chance, and stay by choice

Men and women come to Basel for study or a job opportunity – and end up staying for life. The cosmopolitan atmosphere, pleasant climate, vibrant cultural life, gastronomic diversity and the language skills of the local population – all these things make it easy for people from all over the world to feel at home right here in Basel.

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Attractive business location

Global players of all industries are headquartered in the area, and with good reason: not only do they benefit from the ideal location at the heart of Europe, they also meet with excellent political and economic conditions. International trade fairs, especially the watch and jewellery show BASELWORLD and the art fair Art Basel, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe.

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Partnerships

Basel maintains city partnerships with Massachusetts, Miami Beach and Shanghai. Both sides benefit from the synergies that result as the cities combine their strengths in business, research, knowledge and culture.

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