About Basel

Basel is the centre of the border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – located between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace. The city on the Rhine is an 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. 

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. Eminent service companies from the financial industry and from commerce and logistics similarly rank amongst the strong sectors in the region. A beautiful old city, the river Rhine, secluded parks – which are both clean and safe – all of this is Basel. Added to these come a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and bars, good shopping and a comprehensive range of free-time activities.

Climate in Basel

Basel has a moderate warm climate. 
The day-time temperature in early September 
ranges between 15 and 20 °C. 
Rain is possible.

Spalentor in Basel


Urban Art in Basel

Urban Art

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