The 34th International Symposium on ALS/MND is being held at the Congress Center Basel in Basel, Switzerland.



Basel, situated in the north of Switzerland and in the centre of Europe, is an exhibition and congress city where everything is close to hand. Messe and Congress Center Basel is located at the heart of the city. The old town, shopping streets and numerous museums and parks are within easy walking distance and just a few minutes away by public transport. Getting to Basel couldn’t be easier – you can fly to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, take the train to one of Basel’s three railway stations, or come by car via the well-developed road network. And Zurich international airport is similarly just a stone’s throw away, with direct rail connections in 90 minutes.

Getting there by air

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is 15 minutes by car from Messe Basel. Basel municipal transport’s No. 50 bus additionally provides a straightforward connection from the airport to the SBB/SNCF railway station. From there, tram No. 1 or 2 will take you directly to Messeplatz/ Exhibition Square.

Getting there by rail

Basel is an international rail hub with direct ICE, IC and EC connections to Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Benelux countries. Messe Basel can be reached in five to ten minutes from the three railway stations in Basel: SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France) (Frankreich) and DB (Badischer Bahnhof, Germany)

Getting there by road

Basel is located at the point where the Swiss, German and French motorway networks all meet. The exhibition and congress site has its own direct link to the A2 motorway. The ‘Messe’ exit will take you straight to the Messe Basel car park with its 1,200 parking spaces.

Getting to the venue by tram while staying in Basel

Guests staying in Basel hotels are given a personal guest card when they check in. This BaselCard gives them free use of public transport in the city and its surroundings (including the EuroAirport) for the entire duration of their stay. The card also offers additional benefits, such as free WiFi in Basel and reductions for a large number of cultural and leisure activities in the region. In front of Messe and Congress Center Basel there are tram and taxi stations. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars in walking distance from the venue.

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