Tourism and convention promotion

"Culture Unlimited" is the famous slogan of Basel Tourismus. Basel is not only unique in terms of cultural activities and architecture; it is also a globally important trade fair location. BaselWorld and Art Basel are trade fairs with a global presence and appeal.

  • Convention promotion

    Convention promotion

  • Basel Tourismus

    Basel Tourismus

    According to the motto “This is Basel”, Basel Tourismus is committed to making a visit to the city an individual journey of discovery. On behalf of the Canton of Basel-Stadt and together with part-ners in the tourism industry, the organisation ensures that the city’s many surprising facets be-come known well beyond Switzerland’s borders. Find out more about the city and its tourism or-ganisation here.

  • Mobility ticket & city tax

    City tax & BaselCard

    Why is the city tax so important?

    Basel-Stadt charges its guests a city tax (visitors' tax). These revenues flow into the creation and mainte-nance of tourism infrastructure. With the BaselCard which is also funded by the city tax, guests have free access to public transport in Basel and the region and, since 2018, also discounted admission to attractive cultural and leisure activities as well as to the free visitor’s-WIFI.