Prof. Marcelo Becker (D.Sc.)
Basel is on the triple border between France, Germany, and Switzerland. It is also the major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry of Switzerland. Basel traces its history back to at least the Roman Empire days (approximately 58 BC). It has the oldest university of the Swiss confederation (University of Basel - 1459) and is the hometown of two famous mathematicians: Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) and Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782). When it comes to cultural life, Basel is one of the Capitals of Culture in Europe. Every year its canival attracts large crowds.
One time in Basel, I had the opportunity of watching the famous Brazilian movie Central do Brasil in an open-air cinema near the cathedral.
Panoramic view of the city.
The City Hall of Basel, downtown view, and detail of the paints on the building.
Modern Building close to Basel Bahnhof SBB, the Strassburger Denkmal, and the Spalentor.
Petersgasse, the triple Border, and the Münster Cathedral.
City Hall paintings, Church behind the Tinguely Fountain, and St. Alban-Fähre.