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Basel is located in the northwestern part of Switzerland – right on the border with Germany and France .Although it is an inland, the shipping because of the connection to the sea via the river Rhine, which flows through the center. Majority language of Bern is German. The city, which has approx. 180,000 inhabitants (nearly 700,000 with suburbs), is the third largest in Switzerland – and the capital of the canton of Basel-Stadt. It is especially known for its extensive chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
One of the attractions of the old town of Basel’s Rathaus (Town Hall), with roots back to the 1300s (renovated and rebuilt in the 1700s). It is located at the city’s central square, where every day is a lively and very popular fruit, vegetable and flower market. Otherwise, the medieval Cathedral of Basel Münster, in red sandstone, a famous landmark in Basel. In the old town is otherwise a number of historical sights.
Basel is regarded as one of Europe’s most important cultural cities, and there are a large number of interesting museums, galleries and theaters here. Every summer the town hosts the big, international regulations and all the art fair Art Basel – which attract gallery owners and art dealers from around the world.
The international airport EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is located in France , just 6 km north of Basel center.It is the main airport for three cities – in three different countries: Basel (Switzerland), Mulhouse (France) and Freiburg ( Germany ).