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Its central location, first-class transport connections and modern infrastructure make Basel one of the most important trade fair and congress cities. With the Congress Center Basel, which is located in the center of the city, Basel provides the largest congress centre in Switzerland and stands for versatility and professionalism. Get there easy, because the EuroAirport is located only 15 minutes from the city center. Rail travelers have the possibility to arrive Basel either at the Swiss Railway station (SBB) or at the Badische Bahnhof. Passengers can accomplish Basel with the TGV and the ICE.



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Main industries

Life Science and Chemical Industries

Basel has the highest density of successful Life Sciences Companies world wide. The headquarters of Roche and Novartis, two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, are located in Basel.

Creative Industries

Art, design and architecture play an outstanding role in Basel, and are closely linked to its economy. The annual trade fair «Basel World» has turned Basel into one of the most significant commercial centers for the watch and jewellery business. Over almost 40 years «Art Basel» has established itself as the leading trade fair for contemporary art world wide.
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Strengths of the city

Tri- border region

Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of Switzerland, Germany and France.

Mobility Ticket

Each guest staying in Basel receives a free Mobility Ticket when checking in. This allows free use of public transport in the city of Basel and its environs for the entire duration of the stay.

Incentive activity summer

City Treasure Hunt
If you want to discover the concealed treasures, peculiarities and other hidden nooks and crannies of Basel from a slightly different perspective, the city treasure hunt is the ideal activity for you.

  • Duration: 1-8 houres
  • Participants: unlimited
  • Costs: From CHF 15.- per person


Incentive activity winter

Discover Christmas in Basel
Visiting Basel at the Christmastime during a guided city tour. The city tour is connected with a short visit at the Christmas house of Johann Wanner and ends with a cheese- fondue at a ship of the Basel Personenschifffahrt.

  • Duration: Up to 5 hours (Just available from 23.11 - 23.12)
  • Participants: min. 6 participants
  • Costs: CHF 93.- (excl. drinks at the dinner)

Services provided by the Basel Convention Bureau

  • Venue Search – Search for the suitable venue
  • Obtaining and management of the room allocations
  • Providing of visual- and text material about Basel