Where cosmopolitan hustle and bustle blend with relaxed conviviality and urban style meets tradition: discover the Basel way of life.
BASEL (English: Basle / French: Bâle) is a city in Switzerland located on the river Rhine. Basel is one of Switzerland’s most-populous cities. Around 830,000 people live in the tri-border area agglomeration (Switzerland, France, Germany) , while around 1.3 million people live in the larger metropolitan area of Basel.
The official language of Basel is the Swiss variety of Standard German.
Basel is a global center of the chemical and pharmacy industry, a world famous exhibition city and an important location as a banking centre and home of the Bank for International Settlements.(BIZ)
The city is known for its many (over 40) internationally renowned museums, ranging from the Kunstmuseum (largest museum of art in Switzerland), to the Fondation Beyeler (located in Riehen). The University of Basel, founded in 1460, is Switzerland’s oldest university. Today the city of Basel, together with two other Swiss cities Zürich and Geneva, is counted among the cities with the highest standards of living in the world.