EXCEPTIONAL ACCESS AT THE HEART OF EUROPE
Basel, a modern city with both historic and international flair is situated in the tri-national region where Switzerland, France and Germany meet at the “bend in the Rhine”. The city has around 200,000 inhabitants from over 160 countries. It attracts up to 100,000 commuters a day from the tri-national region, which in total numbers over a million inhabitants. After Zurich, Basel is Switzerland’s second-largest centre of commerce and industry. International companies and innovative research institutes operate globally from here.
Despite its modest size, Basel is one of the world’s leading cities for art and culture. Major trade fairs and conferences make it a leading centre of international trade. Thanks to its central location in Europe, Basel is a transport hub: most of the continent’s large cities can be reached in a short and comfortable journey by train or by plane from the nearby EuroAirport.