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An English-speaking community located in the heart of Basel

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Share your interests with members from over 50 countries, improve your language skills, support the community and make new friends along the way.

See What We Do, check our Social Media Channels and talk to us at Centrepoint’s front desk during Front Desk Hours or at a Social Event.


Artwall Vernissage Meet open-minded people from all over the world in a casual and inviting atmosphere at our social events. Enjoy informative talks, inspiring discussions and exciting excursions.

All events are open to members and guest.

Activity Groups

Activity groups enable members to share common interests in a relaxed social atmosphere. Join an existing group or create your own.

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Conversation Groups

Baseldütsch Conversation Group Practise and improve you language skills in a safe and friendly space. Choose from a variety of languages including English, German and Swiss German. Click here for details, which languages are currently being offered and when.

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Next Events

Monthly and Special Events

  • Apr 23rd: Behind the scenes of the Kunstmuseum library
  • This month welcomes a new ArtWall exhibition running from 26th April to 31st May, with the Vernissage being held on Friday 26th April at 18:00 – 21:00.

    Helen von Burg

    The Swiss artist Helen von Burg (*1959) lives and works in Basel. She trained at the Basel School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung) (1978-1980) and studied painting at the Brera Academy of Art in Milano (1985-1989). She also received training as a theatre painter at the Stadttheater Basel (1981-1985). While in Milan, she was awarded the Art Prize of the R. & M. Bleyler Foundation in Basel. Since 1986 she has participated in numerous exhibitions and realized public art and building projects. Her work is represented in various private and public collections. (Dr. Isabel Balzer)

  • May 8th: Welcome Coffee at Café Huguenin
  • May 11th: Trip to Basel Recycling Facility
  • May 16th: Next Monthly Apéro

Weekly Social Events

  • An opportunity to practise your German in a friendly environment whist having a cup of tea or coffee.  Members with all levels of German knowledge are welcome.

    Place: Centrepoint
    Who: Members and guests
    Cost:  Free, small donations are welcome

  • A popular weekly chance to meet other members, make friends and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. There are volunteers at the coffee morning to welcome new members and show guests around.

    Place: Centrepoint
    Date and Time: Fridays 10:30 - 12:30
    Who: Members and guests
    Cost: Free, small donations are welcome

  • Another opportunity to practise your German in a friendly environment whist having a cup of tea or coffee.  Members with all levels of German knowledge are welcome.

    Place: Centrepoint
    Date and Time:  Fridays 14:00 - 15:30
    Who: Members and guests  
    Cost:  Free, small donations are welcome

How To Find Us

Map to find Centrepoint

From Barfüsserplatz you can take the stairs via Lohnhofgässlein (1) to Lohnhof (blue arrows) or follow the tram tracks up Kohleberg (2) (green). The nearest tram station is Musik-Akademie (3, purple).


Volunteers Group Picture

Whatever your interests, skills or time budget, you are welcome to contribute. Start your own activity group, lead a conversation group, organize events, help with marketing or become a volunteer for a day..

Current Vacancies

  • Welcome Desk Scheduling Coordinator
  • Activies Coordinator

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Front Desk Hours

Front Desk with Opening Hours

Centrepoint can be visited at any time during the hours below to learn more what Centrepoint is about.

Join Us

Become part of our community. Meet open-minded people, join our activities or volunteer to enrich our club life. Why? Find some answers of our members:


„Centrepoint is a great place if you want to connect with people. Volunteering is the way to get in touch with the club members, socialise and learn about the fascinating stories they have to share.“

Heidrun, Communications Coordinator


„Apart from the language lessons, trips, talks and aperos, Centrepoint is the place to meet people from diverse and interesting backgrounds. Giving back to a community that has done so much for me is very satisfying. Centrepoint has people at its heart, and its heart is for the people.“

Wouter, Apero Coordinator


„I’m excited about my role as Trips Coordinator and the chance to discover more about the beautiful city of Basel and its surroundings. It’s also a great way to support Centrepoint, since all its activities are managed entirely by volunteers.“

Michelle, Trips Coordinator


„Almost anything can be interesting if you dig deep enough. That’s why I agreed to take over as Talks Coordinator – and because nothing virtual can ever match the concentration and excitement of a live, in-person event.“

Bronwen, Talks Coordinator


„Centrepoint is the result of a unique vision and a dedicated team of volunteers. I am proud of what all of us, from the oldest to the newest members, have accomplished over the years. May our "home" in the beautiful Lohnhof continue to thrive as a place where everyone feels welcome, enjoys meeting people and has the urge to get involved.“

Jan, Centrepoint founding members and, well over 25 years later, still an active member and volunteer


„I love Centrepoint for its diversity, you will find people from over the world who can share their own story of Swiss integration and inspire you!“


„At Centrepoint I love working together with dedicated and skilled people on the communications team.“

Maik, Website Manager


„I really enjoy being a volunteer at Centrepoint. It gives me meaning and purpose as well as plentiful opportunities to socialise with the members of this great community.“

Alison, Horizon Editor


„Meeting wonderful people, at conversation groups made my integration to Basel so much easier.“

Ilma, Marketing and more


„I am enjoying my volunteering engagement for the highly diverse community at Centrepoint!“

Yana, Social Media Manager

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Ukrainian Initiative

Ukraine Ribbon

For more than a year, Centrepoint’s Ukrainian Initiative has provided a kind and welcoming oasis for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine. More about the Initiative and how your support can help:

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Work With Us

Centrepoint Premises

Advertise in Horizon Magazine, offer discounts or privileges to our members or become a sponsor.

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Members' Artwall - Call for Artists

Artwall - Call for Artists

Join us for the June 2024 Art wall exhibition at Centrepoint, where members are invited to showcase one piece of their work. Let’s celebrate our diverse cultures, nationalities and languages while revelling in shared passion for art.

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