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The following websites are third-party websites that have been selected because we think they will be of interest to our members. If you have a favourite resource that is not included in the list, please let us know at web[at]


Basel Life

Basel Life is an online English-language event calendar and guide to living in Basel. With events, museum exhibits, fairs, markets, sports, excursion ideas, culture, history and practical tips for living in Basel and Switzerland, you can find what you are looking for at Basel Life. The easy-to-use calendar lists events for all age groups and interests that you can share or download to your electronic calendar with a simple click. Completely free and anonymous to use.

Fresh Air Kids

Fresh Air Kids Switzerland is on a BIG mission to start an outdoor revolution that connects as many families as possible to the natural world. By breaking down the barriers of spending quality time outside, we hope to inspire, motivate and encourage more outdoor adventure in the lives of families across the globe.

You Belong in Basel

Comprehensive website with informative articles, detailed profiles and travel suggestions about how to settle, connect and thrive in the Basel region.

General Community Interest

Basel Connect

Expats in Basel can benefit from BaselConnect as they are a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting increased cultural understanding and exchange between Basel expats and locals in the tri-national region in Switzerland.

Basel Expats

This site is a free service to the expat community in Basel and beyond. The purpose of the site is to inform English speaking expats living in the Tri-Nations Region on the 'knee' of the Rhine about issues that may be of interest to them.

Basel in English

Website with everything you need to know about Basel… in English.

Life in Basel

This site is dedicated to providing accurate, honest and balanced information about living in or moving to Basel.

The English Show

Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Radio X, 94.5, weekly news from Switzerland and cultural events in Basel and surroundings.

Social & Professional Groups

American Women's Club of Basel (AWC)

A non-profit social and civic association founded in 1947, the AWC aims to further social relationships among American women who live in the Basel area (including women of other nationalities with ties to America), to promote friendly relations with our host country and the greater English-speaking community, and to contribute financial aid primarily to Swiss philanthropic organizations.

Basel Coaches Direct

Monthly get-togethers over coffee or dinner for local coaches. Contact Sharon on mpconsultandcoach[at] for more information and to join the list.

Basel Housemen Verein (English-speaking)

We are an English-speaking association of housemen, men who stay at home to look after the children and the house while the wife is out hunting and gathering.

Basel International Speakers (English-speaking)

One of the two public Toastmasters clubs in Basel city that holds meetings exclusively in English, Basel. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 18:45 – 21:00. Guests are welcome.

Basel Irish Club

We provide a focal point for Irish people, their families and friends, and those interested in all things Irish in the Basel region.

Professional Women's Group of Basel

PWG Basel is a not-for-profit volunteer organization of international English-speaking women from all around the world who live in the Basel area. It exists to offer women of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds a platform to gain new insights, exchange information and share experiences whilst building friendships and professional relationships in a welcoming and social environment.

Toastmasters of Basel

Meets on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 18:45 – 21:00 in the Lohnhof Foyer. Guests are welcome.

email: tmbaselinfo[at]

Parenting Community

Basel Children's Trust

The BCT is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides help, support, and information to expectant parents and families with young children living in the Basel area: from “bump” to “babe” and “beyond”.

Basel International Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting is a fun activity for English-speaking girls between 5 and 18.

For more information contact baselusagso[at]

HSK English (Heimatliche Sprache und Kultur)

HSK offers English lessons to mother-tongue speakers who attend Swiss schools in Basel-Stadt and Basel-Land and would like to keep up and improve their English.

Play Basel

Here you can find lots of ideas and information about family-friendly activities in and around Basel.

Scouts BSA Basel

Scouting for boys and girls aged 6-18. Pack #681 has been active in Basel for more than 40 years.

For Cubs (ages 6-11):

Scouts (ages 11-18)

Health and Well-Being

Alanon (English-speaking)

Sunday evenings, 17:45 - 18:45, Schweizergasse 23.

Contact: alanon.basel[at]

For families and friends of alcoholics. Offers Dandelion on-line forum 24 hours hotline service 0848 848 84

Alcoholics Anonymous (English-speaking)

Mondays, 18:30 Schweizergasse 23,

Wednesdays, 19:30 Florastrasse 12, Sundays, 19:00 Schweizergasse 23.

You are cordially welcome to attend. For further information please call: 061 643 0214.

Self-Help Cancer Support Group

The Krebsliga beider Basel has an English-speaking support group that meets one or two times per month.

For more information or to register please contact Judith Csapo:rebalance[at]

Music and Theatre

Basel Chamber Voices

A small choir of mostly amateur musicians (SATB) devoted to unaccompanied singing. We practise weekly and put on concerts in January and June.

email: basel.chamber.voices[at]

Basel English Pantomime Group

Produces the Basel Panto at the Scala each year.

Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan and socialise with likeminded people in the Basel region.

Contact: savoyardsbasel[at]

The Semi-Circle

Basel’s English-speaking amateur theatre with two productions a year as well as play-readings on the 1st Monday of the month at Centrepoint.


Basel Dragons Running Club

Mondays and Thursdays at 18:30, at Landskronstrasse 26.

Basel Hash House Harriers

Usually meet the second Saturday of the month at 14:00, but check website for details.

Basel Hockey Club

Basel Hockey Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities.

Basel Touch (Rubgy) Club

Touch is an increasingly popular low-contact rugbylike game played by men and women. We welcome all skill levels, from total newbies to legendary masters.

Government Sites

Basel for New Arrivals

The Kanton Basel-Stadt provides useful information in English for people newly arriving in Basel.

Basel Network Online Timetable

Find your route to Centrepoint and everywhere in the Basel tri-regional area using BVB online time tables.

Basel Tourism

The purpose of Basel Tourismus is the promotion of tourism in the city of Basel and its surrounding area in close collaboration with the public authorities, partners in the tourist sector and other interested groups.

British Swiss Chamber of Commerce

The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) was founded in 1920 and is an independent notfor-profit organisation dedicated to supporting its 750-plus members and promoting business relations between Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the UK. The Chamber provides an ideal network and platform for business people to facilitate dialogue and change.

German Courses

You can find details from the Kanton Basel-Stadt about language schools and German courses in Basel. There are options in the top right-hand corner of the website to select an English or other language translation of the site.

Living in Basel

Useful information in English from the Kanton Basel-Stadt about living and working in Basel.

English Services

Anglican Church of Basel

10:30 Morning Service (Contemporary style) with Children’s and Youth Ministry Adventhaus, Rümelinbachweg 60, Basel.

08:00 Holy Communion (first Sunday of month)

17:30 Evening service (Traditional style) Niklauskapelle in the Basel Münster cloisters, Rittergasse 1. Chaplain – Revd Caroline Throup, 061 321 74 77

The Bahai Local Spiritual Assembly of Basel

The unity of mankind Children´s Junior Group and introductory classes for Adults Regular public meetings in Lohnhof, Basel.

1st Saturday each month, at 17:30.

Phone: 061 311 60 77

Basel Christian Fellowship

10:30 every Sunday with crèche Johanneskirche, Am Krayenrain, 4046 Basel

Mark and Maureen Hill, phone: 061 751 82 06

Catholic Sunday Mass

Bruder Klaus Kirche, Bruderholzallee 140, Basel

17:30 Sunday Evening Mass

Father Sibi, 061 735 11 57

Crossroads Basel

Please check our website for Sunday service times and location:

Contemporary music, youth ministry, Sunday School and Crèche

Pastor David Fortune

Contact: office[at]

Gellert Church

Christian Merian Platz (Karl-Barth tram stop)

19:00 every Sunday

Service translated into English (please request headphones). Band plays modern music. Meal for a reasonable price is offered at the Rundum Caffé downstairs before the service.


Liberal Jewish Congregation

Herrengrabenweg 50, 4054 Basel

Basel’s egalitarian Jewish group. Religious classes for children and adults. Please visit our website for more info or e-mail us at migwan[at]

Quaker Meeting for Worship

10:00 (1st Sunday of each month) CVJM, Claragraben 123, Basel

Nancy Krieger: +33 389 54 10 72 or nancy.kreiger[at]

The Unitarian Universalists of Basel

An inclusive liberal spiritual community with humanitarian values.

Please see our website for Sunday service times or e-mail us at: UU.Basel[at]

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