Basel, the "cultural capital of Switzerland". Basel or the "university city". These nicknames perfectly describe this city in northwestern Switzerland.
With 167,000 inhabitants, Basel is the third largest city Switzerland. This figure can rise a lot (830,000) if we consider the Eurodistrict. A few words can’t describe Basel, as its rich culture and history is so important, but also the city’s desires to highlight its many opportunities for entertainment and relaxation. Nevertheless, the notoriety of the city is enhanced by its two major events: the Baselworld, an annual fair dedicated to watchmaking and jewelery; and Art Basel, the largest annual fair for contemporary art in Europe.
The economy of the city of Basel ranges around 2 main businesses: the chemical industry, and finance, including banks and insurance companies. Biotechnology also is another domain in full development. Basel is the center of the "BioValley", gathering biotechnology and research companies in the three-countries triangle (Switzerland, Germany and France). This geographical and strategic location has enabled nearly 7,000 borders to work in the field of chemistry. Those borders occupy about 12% of the working population in the Basel district.
- The Tinguely Fountain
- The Europa Park
- The Kunsthalle Basel
- The Schaulager
- The Dollhouse Museum
- The cathedral of Basel
- The Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig
PLACES TO GO:
- The Acqua
- The Kunsthalle
- The Barfly
- The Flanagan's Irish Pub
- The SMUK-Cafe-Bar
CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN Basel
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PRODEX 2019 - International Exhibition for Machine Tools, Tools and Production Measurement
SWISSTECH 2019 - International Trade Fair for Materials, Components and System Assembly
MEFA 2021 - The Meat Industry Show
INELTEC 2018 - Technological Show for Construction and Infrastructure
SWISSBAU 2020 - Swissbau in Basel is one of the largest construction and real estate tradeshows in Europe
BASELWORLD 2019 - The Unique and Unmissable Tendsetting Show for The global Watch and Jewellery Industry
IGEHO 2019 - International Exhibitions for Hotels, Catering and Extra-domestic Consumption