Cosmopolitan Basel

The cultural capital of Switzerland. A dynamic economic centre. A research stronghold. Basel has always been a small city with a global outlook.
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Buvette am Rhein

Living in Basel

Urban and green. Vibrant and family-friendly. Innovative and traditional. Basel reconciles the extremes to create its own blend of high-quality life.
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Basel has power: Economic power. Basel is the most dynamic economic region in Switzerland, it is also one of the most productive and most innovative in the world.
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Climate & Energy

In terms of climate and energy policy, Basel-Stadt plays a pioneering role both at home and abroad and also ensures effective environmental and climate protection in the area of mobility with various measures.

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External relations

Basel has established close partnerships with Seoul, Abidjan, Shanghai, the U.S. state of Massachussets, and Miami Beach. Basel is also a team player at regional level.
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Arts and Culture

Cultural capital of Switzerland. A high claim indeed, which Basel easily justifies as home to almost 40 museums, a renowned theatre house and buildings designed by world-famous architects.
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Basler Herbstmesse


Visitors are spoiled for choice in Basel: Festivals, fairs, markets, sporting events and recreational events are all competing for the audience's attention.
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Strolling through the picturesque old town, admiring world-renowned works of art, shopping in the pedestrian area. Basel has it all for tourists.


The city of Basel is characterised by its numerous attractive city and district markets, which create a congenial atmosphere with their high quality, freshness and friendly customer Service.
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