Basel – Cultural capital of Switzerland.
Basel combines proverbial Swiss quality with a multicultural population at the border with France and Germany. This gives the city its unmistakable open-minded and innovative spirit. The cityscape beckons with its multifaceted array of cultural offerings. Nearly 40 museums with high-quality collections and special exhibitions have secured Basel’s reputation as a renowned city of art and culture. In addition, Basel offers unrivalled savoir-vivre: the sun-kissed banks of the Rhine, the romantic lanes of the well-preserved Old Town and countless boulevard cafés invite you to linger and enjoy. Along the Rhine – known in Basel as the “Riviera” – local residents and visitors mix and mingle and bask in the lively atmosphere.