Basel – a small yet global city

Basel – a small yet global city.

The cosmopolitan Basel region with its eponymous capital city is situated directly on the Rhine at the heart of the tri-border area of Germany, France and Switzerland. Located at the interface between the three countries’ rail and motorway networks and home to the binational EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and the Port of Switzerland, it is one of the most important commercial and trade fair centres in Switzerland. As Europe's largest border station, Basel SBB makes a major contribution to the city’s status.

Opinions on Basel.

Massimo Guglielmetti
Head of Network development Region Center, SBB Infrastructure

We are making the entire Basel region a more attractive place to be with a balanced mix of uses and distinctive architecture.


Basel SBB station.

The Basel SBB station shopping centre is a true shopper’s paradise, offering around 50 shops, food and service establishments over an area of approximately 16,000 m2. Shoppers can make use of pharmacies, restaurants, takeaways, services and a variety of shops with particularly long opening hours 365 days of the year.