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PR/by Internations Switzerland is an attractive location for industry, business and research, which enjoys immense popularity among new arrivals from abroad. A job in Switzerland often turns out to be a major career boost. Basel, the biggest city in the “tri-country area”, where Switzerland borders on Germany and France, is no exception to this trend. According to the canton’s statistics office, every third resident of Basel-Stadt was born outside Switzerland. Basel thus exceeds the average national demographic for non-Swiss residents, which is 24 per cent. Those newcomers who have just moved to Switzerland and now need to get connected will
Now Migros offers the possibility of recycling more items at many of its stores. In addition to PET bottles, you can now dispose of the heavier plastic containers for bleach, various detergents and shampoos, as well as clean yogurt, milk and dairy-drink packaging in a recycling area. No longer need they be tossed out with the household rubbish! However, see-through plastic containers are not accepted. Defective light bulbs can be turned in at the Customer Service counter. Batteries and CDs/DVDs can be discarded in an upright collection unit, or at MParc Dreispitz in a large elongated unit behind the escalator.
What really interests and fascinates Basel’s tourists? Sex and crime tours, the beautiful old town and the Basler’s modesty? Christian Rieder, CEO of Visit Basel, tells us what tourists like, what they detest, and how they continue to surprise him. By Philipp Probst Why should people visit Basel? Basel has an authentic medieval city centre, which is unique throughout the whole of Europe. Walking past the old houses and through narrow alleys of Basel, visitors can really get a feel for the city’s long history. Particularly Americans are impressed by this and Germans even more so, as their cities were
Whether Baslers or expats – on the right occasion, at the right time – both might like to enjoy a glass of good Single Malt Whisky. But why should you enjoy a drink from a country far, far away? For the last few years whisky has been distilled in the area around Basel as well. By Martin Pütter, Photography Katrin Horn Whisky, Single Malt: most likely nine out of ten people, unless they are either of Irish or American origin, will immediately associate these two terms with Scotland. “Swiss whisky”, on the other hand, these same people would have regarded