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Andrey Vasilyev

"I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides."

Elin Gustavson

"At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Basel!

Wilkomme! Wie goots? Hello, how are you? We welcome you to the beautiful city of Basel, Switzerland…and France…and Germany. That's right, your new home sits at the meeting point of three countries, which makes it the perfect place to meet up with your fellow expats. At InterNations, we can help make your move to your new home much less stressful and overwhelming by introducing you to other expats who are already settled and part of the Basel Community. They can help you with the questions not answered by guidebooks, such as: Where can I find a trustworthy general practitioner? What are the local laws? Where is the nearest supermarket? You will find almost any information you need by logging into our city-specific forums here on our website and if you can't, feel free to ask anything you want.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Basel

Attend our monthly events and activities for Basel expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Basel Expat Guides

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Basel

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Basel expat forums.

Basel: Discover This Beautiful City with New Friends!

The tri-national city of Basel is the third most populous city in Switzerland (behind Zurich and Geneva) but is still a relatively small city in terms of people: the population was last recorded at 174,753 and of that 32.3% were born outside of Switzerland. A big expat community enjoys Basel's highlights, which include The Old Town of Basel; Switzerland's second-tallest building, the Basler Messeturm; and the famous red sandstone Gothic edifice, the Münster. Basel is home to some of the most exquisite architecture in the world and is the headquarters of many famous architects including Herzog & de Meuron who designed the world-famous Tate Modern and the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. You can enjoy a large sporting community playing ice hockey, football and, of course, tennis — Basel is the hometown of superstar tennis player, Roger Federer. If sports and architecture don't interest you, Basel's culture has something for everyone — if you're a foodie, try our delicious Mässmogge, a praline-filled candy — das ist lecker!

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect with Your Basel Expat Community

Expats from all over the world come to Basel to live and work. At InterNations, you can find ways to connect with your Basel expat community so that you can make the most of your time in the city. We organize events to get everyone involved and help you make new friends. These popular events can range from food-tasting parties to days out for entire families to help your family settle into their new lives. On our forums, you can even get help finding a job!

Andrey Vasilyev

"I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides."

Elin Gustavson

"At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat."

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