Spread over a large part of the Basel region, you'll find 52 worlds of work waiting to be discovered. A total of six municipalities will be covered by the second Industry Night on 19 April 2024: Allschwil, Arlesheim, Basel-Stadt, Münchenstein, Muttenz, and Reinach. It goes without saying that you won't be able to visit all the companies – the sweet agony of choice is a promise we can make.
However, to ensure that you can get from one fascinating location to the next as quickly as possible, there is a dense network of public transport (from 4 pm) and shuttle buses (from 6 pm) as well as a shuttle boat (from 5.30 pm) at your disposal. With the Industry Night ticket you can use all of these means of transport free of charge, so you won't have to worry about extra tickets for transport. You can find the entire public transport (aka TNW network) here ↗. The Industry Night shuttle buses are spread over five lines and run every 15 to 20 minutes, most of them going both directions.
The cargo ship MS Evolutie: On the Industry Night, it operates as shuttle line F between Harbour Basin 2 and the Novartis Pavilion. An exhibition about the Swiss Rhine ports awaits you on board. The shuttle ship MS Evolutie also runs twice from the harbour in Kleinhüningen to the Novartis Pavilion – and back again (departure from harbour basin 2: 17:30, 21:30; departure from Novartis Pavilion: 19:30, 23:30).
The MS Evolutie has its own interesting story to tell: The freighter used to transport goods across Europe for decades until it no longer fit the requirements and was repurposed for various cultural projects and events instead. In 2021, the ship chugged along Europe's waterways for eleven weeks as a travelling exhibition and stopped at important sites of Jean Tinguely's life, a major local artist of the late 20th century. On the occasion of Art Basel 2022, the MS Evolutie was hijacked by the Urbane Kunst association and given a new coat of paint. In the same year, the freighter served as a ferry for the first edition of Industry Night – just as it will do for the second edition on 19 April 2024. During the crossing, visitors can immerse themselves in an exhibition of the Swiss Rhine ports presented on board the ship.
Whether by bus, tram, boat, – or even by bike if you’re feeling extra sporty – whether by road, rail or river – on the Industry Night you can easily and quickly get from one venue to the next. Further information on mobility can be found here.