history of Basle dates back more than 2000 years. Past and present
long time ago:
the second century b.c. the Celts founded a village in the region of
the Novartis campus, which was transferred to cathedral hill about 50
b.c.. Some years later (43/44 b.c.) the Romans occupied this
strategically important place.
1356 an earthquake destroyed large parts of the city and the
a consequence of the council from 1431- 1448 Basle became a center
for paper mills, printing houses and publishers. The foundation of
the oldest university of Switzerland in 1460 was also due to this
century the pharmaceutical and chemical industry grew out of
dye-works which supplied the silk industry. It is present today with
two leading multinational groups.
medieval City, surrounded by walls, developed to a center of life
sciences, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
that Basle is the center of the most important exhibitions and
congresses of Switzerland.
city and the inhabitants enjoy one of the highest standards of
quality of live worldwide.
by step you will discover a place of interest or a wonderful
the board of the river Rhine, in Little-Basle you have a unique
panoramic view to the center with the cathedral, the central bridge,
the historical houses and the river Rhine with the four ferries.
has the opportunity that buildings of the 15th century and 180
fountains are together with modern buildings, created by world famous
is the home town of Herzog & de Meuron.
thirst for culture is satisfied by 40 museums, as the historical
museum and the museum for modern art.
city is also an important place for designers with tradition and
prospects for the future.
to Basle and be surprised.
and relaxation are very important in Basle. The inhabitants are
friendly, open-minded and have „savoir vivre“.