EFMC International Symposium on Chemical Biology

Jointly organised with the Swiss Chemical Society, Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB)

 Basel, Switzerland    November 16-18, 2023


Basel | Pocket-size metropolis

Where cosmopolitan hustle and bustle blend with relaxed conviviality and urban style meets tradition: discover the Basel way of life.


Basel can look back on more than 2,000 years of history. A history that is still very much present today – surviving as it does in all the nooks and crannies of the city and forming an exciting contrast to the modern face of Basel. The heart of the city beats in Basel’s well-preserved, romantic Old Town: its narrow streets and hidden squares with more than 180 fountains are just as charming as its many centuries-old buildings and eye-catching sights, such as City Hall or Basel Cathedral.

Leisure time & Excursions

Basel is lucky to have nice neighbours - not only because of the feeling of affinity that crosses international borders, but also because of the beautiful countryside and delicious culinary culture surrounding the city. But you do not have to leave Basel to discover exciting excursion destinations.

The views from the summits of the Jura, the Black Forest or the Vosges are just a taste of the treasures this region has to offer. You will see even more if you take a short trip into the countryside and enjoy the varied and picturesque regions along the way. The neighbouring cantons of Basel Land and Solothurn, plus Alsace and the Black Forest all form a gigantic recreational area with boundless opportunities for spending your free time. But there’s no need to travel far: Basel itself has plenty of green space and a variety of offers for spending a few free hours.

Things to do in Basel

Find our top highlights here at a glance: Art and culture wherever you look, excursions and activities for the whole family, and world-class events such as Art Basel, Swiss Indoors or Baloise Session. Experience and enjoy Basel – the city of culture on the Rhine.

Visit the tourism website of Basel at www.basel.com