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Situated in the city of Basel, one of trading and exhibition centres of Europe this 4 star hotel is only 15 minutes to the fairground and congress centre by tram, close to the Old Town with the famous city hall, to the best shopping street in Basel a...
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Metropol Hotel is just a few steps from the main railway station in Basel, Switzerland. Important points such as the trade fairground, banks, cultural institutions, shopping areas and Basel’s sights can be all reached from this 4 star Basel hotel. ...
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Basel is the capital of Basel-Stadt and is Switzerland's third most populous city.

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Located in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The city borders both Germany and France and has Switzerland's only cargo port, through which goods pass along the navigable stretches of the Rhine.

The Swiss chemical industry operates largely from Basel, with Novartis, Clariant, Ciba and Hoffmann-La Roche headquartered there. Pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals have become the modern focus of the city's industrial production.

Numerous major Swiss banks maintain central offices in Basel, giving finance a pivotal role in the local economy. The importance of banking began when the Bank for International Settlements located within the city in 1930.

The Romanesque Munster, with its two (uneven) towers forms an architectural monument which survived medieval earthquake. The Tomb of Erasmus lies inside the Munster. Basel also has Switzerland's tallest building, Basler Messeturm.

Basel hosts Switzerland's oldest university, the University of Basel, dating from 1459. Erasmus, Paracelsus, Daniel Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler and Friedrich Nietzsche worked here. More recently, its work in tropical medicine has gained prominence.

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