Basel, Switzerland, is a place of exciting contrasts. A city with historical buildings next to modern architecture. Where a young and dynamic art scene exists alongside world-renowned museums. Cosmopolitan ambience here, lively traditions there. You just have to experience Basel for yourself. Create your Love List and fall in love with the city.
Basel ( / ˈbɑːzəl / BAH-zəl, German: [ˈbaːzl̩] ( listen) ), also known as Basle ( / bɑːl / BAHL ), [note 1] is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. Basel is Switzerland's third-most-populous city (after Zürich and Geneva) with about 175,000 inhabitants.  The official language of Basel is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local Basel German dialect.
Basel is Switzerland's oldest university city. Historic landmarks of the city include the large market square with its richly decorated red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. During a walk through the old town, past small boutiques, antique book shops but also shops of modern designers, a visit to the "Läckerli Huus" to try the traditional Basel honey cake is well worth your while.
Basel, a city canton with nearly 200,000 people and 2000 years of history, is located in the Three Countries Corner of Germany, France and Switzerland and the second largest city in Switzerland. Strategically situated in the heart of Europe where the river Rhine turns north, Basel has long been an important transport hub and gateway to Switzerland.
Sightseeing your waythrough history. Basel can look back on more than 2000 years of history. A history that is still very much present today – surviving as it does in all the nooks and crannies of the city and forming an exciting contrast to the modern face of Basel. During a tour of Basel, you will notice that although its somewhat unusual combination of new and old certainly creates plenty of contrasts, the overall cityscape is nevertheless harmonious to the eye.
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The Swiss city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.
The Basel III reforms have now been integrated into the consolidated Basel Framework, which comprises all of the current and forthcoming standards of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. For background, set out below are the main publications that describe the changes to the Basel Framework that were agreed as part of Basel III. Basel III is an internationally agreed set of measures developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to the financial crisis of 2007-09.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is the primary global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Its 45 members comprise central banks and bank supervisors from 28 jurisdictions.
Basel ist ein weltweit führendes Zentrum der Chemie-und Pharmaindustrie, ein weltbekanntes Messezentrum sowie ein wichtiger Standort als Bankenplatz. So haben unter anderem die beiden Pharmaunternehmen Novartis und Hoffmann-La Roche sowie die Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich ihren globalen Hauptsitz in Basel.. Die Unternehmensberatungsfirma Mercer wertete Basel Jahr 2019 neben ...
What Is Basel III? Basel III is an international regulatory accord that introduced a set of reforms designed to mitigate risk within the international banking sector by requiring banks to...