About Basel

Trinational and outward-looking: the city of Basel

Abendstimmung am Rhein
The river Rhine with the backdrop of Basel's old town

Basel is located in the triangle where Switzerland, France and Germany all meet. A beautiful, well-tended old city, the river Rhine, secluded parks – both clean and safe – all of this is Basel. Added to this comes a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and bars, good shopping and a comprehensive range of free-time activities, including not least some 40 museums – some of which enjoy a global reputation.

This city on the Rhine is a key international-transport hub, with its airport close to the city, a Rhine port, two central stations, a dense public transport network and a modern road system ensuring good connections to everywhere in the world.

Basel Life Sciences

Basel is the oldest university city in Switzerland (550 years) and one of Europe’s leading teaching and research locations for the life sciences and medical research, as well as energy and cultural sciences. As Switzerland’s most dynamic economic region and one of the most productive and innovative worldwide, Basel is a key location for the life sciences industry and features the highest concentration of life sciences companies in all of Europe. Eminent service companies from the financial industry and from commerce and logistics similarly rank amongst the strong sectors in the region.