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University of Basel


Basel is a cultural city that, despite its manageable size, has an outstanding breadth of cultural activities and offerings. It is no coincidence that the city located at the knee of the Rhine is referred to as the “cultural capital of Switzerland”.


  • Museums: over 40 museums in the city and Basel region
  • Music: while Basel is a center for classical as well as early music, aficionados of jazz, electronica and other genres will also find plenty to choose from
  • Theater and literature: over 30 theaters and cabaret theaters in the three-country region, and the Literaturhaus
  • Architecture: Basel is a renowned location for fans of architecture and design thanks to its many public as well as commercial buildings built by famous architects
  • Recreation and entertainment options for young and old alike
  • Sporting events: from the Dreiländerlauf (three-country run) to professional tennis at Swiss Indoors
  • Nature: the Jura, Black Forest, Vosges, Swiss Alps, Rheinschwimmen (Rhine Swim)

Resources (beside daily and weekly newspapers as well as local TV)

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