An inspired duo

Basel and Miami Beach (USA) have enjoyed a close relationship for many years. After the Art Basel Miami Beach took place for the first time in 2002, a regular exchange began to take place betwee the two cities. The sister event, Art Basel in Florida, celebrated its tenth edition in December 2011. As part of this anniversary, the cooperation between the two art metropolises has been officially sealed in a City Partnership.

The focus of the city partnership is on the interests of both sides in culture, tourism, economic development and education. The City of Miami Beach has a strong concentration of institutions, initiatives and companies in these areas. In addition, due to its position, it also creates an interesting bridge to Latin America.

Matti Herrera Bower, Bürgermeisterin von Miami Beach, und der Basler Regierungsrat Dr. Hans-Peter Wessels unterzeichnen in Miami Beach den offiziellen Städtepartnerschaftsvertrag. Zoom

Matti Herrera Bower, Mayor of Miami Beach, and State Councillor, Dr. Hans-Peter Wessels, sign the official twinning agreement in Miami Beach in 2011.

Delegation aus Miami Beach in Basel 2018 Zoom

President of the Government Elisabeth Ackermann and State Councillor Hans-Peter Wessels received the Miami Beach delegation in 2018 in Basel.