Moving to Basel with the professionals

A move raises many questions, and everyday life in the new place of residence also quickly turns into an obstacle course. If a move to Basel is on the horizon for you, Geuer is exactly the right relocation partner for you. Your personal relocation consultant knows exactly


  • which things need to be taken care of,
  • which deadlines have to be met and
  • forms have to be filled out and
  • which authorities are responsible for you.

The canton of Basel-Stadt has a modern administration whose central facility is the customer center of the residents’ registration office with a wide range of services. Geuer is very familiar with these structures – we organize everything that is relevant for you there.

The best moving service

To make your move as stress-free and smooth as possible, it is best to use our professional moving service for international furniture transport. Discuss with your personal moving consultant which work should be carried out by our professionals and whether you would like to do some of the work yourself. Of course, our relocation experts will also be happy to take care of the complete relocation preparations, including customs formalities.

The transfer of residence to Switzerland is the most important condition for your household effects, personal collections, animals or your car to be imported into Switzerland duty-free. The imported items must also have been used by you personally for at least 6 months and they must continue to be used by you after importation.

Our relocation services also include planning the optimal transport route. In the event that you first move into a furnished apartment in Bern, our moving company will take care of the storage of your currently unneeded household goods. In the course of planning the move, it should also be decided whether and which items have to be moved at all. Often a new acquisition of many things is cheaper than the transport. Of course, our experienced movers will also take care of the proper disposal. If your removal goods are ultimately limited to a manageable load, then we recommend that you have them transported by inexpensive additional loads.

Stress-free relocation to the new home

Where the Rhine makes a sharp bend and leaves Switzerland for the North Sea lies Basel. The charming city with its special location in the middle of the border triangle Germany-France-Switzerland stands for cosmopolitanism, economic potency and cultural diversity: Welcome to your new home Basel! As a transportation hub in the heart of Europe, there is no getting around this city: It is the interface between the rail and highway networks of its neighboring countries, and the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and the Swiss Rhine ports connect Basel with the entire world.

Basel also owes its importance as a trading and trade fair center to the Rhine. The great little city of Basel is only 37 square kilometers in size. Around 200,000 people from over 160 countries live here, ensuring that Basel will remain the center of Switzerland’s most dynamic economic region in the long term. In addition to the enormous cultural offerings – world-renowned museums, theaters and concert halls, renowned architecture – the weather also contributes to the high quality of life: Basel enjoys an above-average amount of sunshine compared to the Swiss midlands.

Relocating to Basel, Switzerland, involves relatively low costs compared to more exotic emigration destinations and, despite some customs regulations, is hardly more costly than moving within Germany. The language barrier is low; with a share of just under 63%, German – or more precisely Swiss German – is the most commonly spoken language. The fact that a move to Basel is often for professional reasons is due to the much higher salaries than in Germany.

What else is important for the move

Our moving guide has many other practical tips for you. Geuer informs you with a ToDo list about all steps for timely notices, registration, deregistration and reregistration with offices or insurance companies. Our experienced contact persons for private moves within Europe will be happy to advise you personally and will also take care of formalities and dealings with authorities that you may not be able to do yourself in terms of time.