Removals to Basel | Shipping Furniture From UK to Switzerland
Schepens Specialise in Performing Removals to Basel
Located in the northwest of Switzerland, Basel is a sophisticated city with a population of more than 830,000 people. The city is known for its strong economy, love of the arts, amazing architecture, and beautiful parks. The city is located where the French, German and Swiss borders meet — a fabulous location that allows citizens to enjoy the best parts of Europe.
Basel attracts hundreds of migrants each year from the UK. Most people move to Basel to find employment or to simply retire and enjoy one of the most exciting cities in Europe!
If you are moving to Basel from the UK this year, use an experienced international removals company like Schepens. We have been shipping furniture from the UK to Switzerland for decades and know the journey intimately.
We employ dedicated move coordinators to make your move to Basel simple! They will guide you through all of the steps involved and answer any questions that you may have. Your move coordinator can also help you choose a removals schedule, decide what to pack, choose an insurance plan and much more.
To help you plan your move to Basel, this article will share some useful information about the city. Then, we will explain why Schepens is the best choice for removals to Basel from the UK.
Why move to Basel from the UK?
There are so many reasons to move to this fantastic city! Here are just a few.
- Basel has a high standard of living
Like most of Switzerland, Basel has a very high standard of living with affordable housing, inexpensive food, a great public transport system, a high GPD per capita and a high level of purchasing power. The city also has many sporting and cultural activities throughout the year.
- An interesting and diverse city
Basel is a multicultural city that attracts people from all different walks of life. The population is well educated and very tolerant of other cultures — which makes it an ideal place to move to. The most common languages spoke in Basel are Swiss and German, however, English and French are also very common. Because the city is multicultural, you can enjoy some of the best food from around the world and enjoy a diverse range of cultural celebrations.
- Incredible restaurants and nightlife
Not only can you visit restaurants serving delicious Swiss cuisine — you can also enjoy some of Europe’s best Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese and Italian restaurants! In terms of nightlife, there are a number of live music venues and dance clubs around the city. If you prefer a less active night out, you can visit one of the many cocktail bars or pubs. If you prefer some more sophisticated, the Basel Symphony and Basle Chamber have regular performances in the city.
- Low crime rate
Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates in the European Union and Basel is no exception. It is a safe city and an excellent place to raise a family.
- Employment opportunities
Basel has strong manufacturing, finance, chemical processing, services and education sectors. It is an excellent place to find work or to start a business. The cost of living is reasonable and it is easy to find an apartment in the city. Workers in Basel are very well paid and have excellent working conditions compared to the UK.
- World-class infrastructure
Basel has a large airport, a busy port, railway lines, ferries, and a strong public transport system. The city runs very smoothly and it is simply to move around the city.
- Surrounded by areas of pristine natural beauty
The city is surrounding by some lovely national parks and areas of pristine natural beauty. The Swiss government has always been careful about protecting the environment and it shows — the area surrounding Basel is stunning. Basel is the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming, or boating.
- A strong education system
Switzerland has one of the strongest education system in the OECD. Basel has some outstanding schools and universities which deliver outcomes superior to many educational institutions in the UK. Students usually attend 1 to 3 years of kindergarten, 4 to 6 years of primarschule (primary school), 3 to 5 years of sekundarschule (secondary school), and 3 to 4 years of sekundarschule II (upper secondary school). This may be followed by tertiary studies.
In terms of tertiary education, Basel is home to some renowned universities including the University of Basel, which is Switzerland’s oldest university — dating back to 1460. If you intend on completing a university degree in Switzerland, Basel is the perfect location.
Some of the best schools in Basel include:
- International School Basel
- Gymnasium Interlaken
- Gymnasium am Monsterplatz
- Minerva Schule Basel
Useful Resources For People Moving to Basel
Here are a few useful resources for people moving to Basel from the UK.
- Visa information for Switzerland
- Advice for British nationals moving to Switzerland
- Swiss Federal Office for Migration
- Social insurance for foreign nationals
“Your team worked really hard and nothing was too much trouble, they kept smiling and in good spirits even when things were more tricky that first envisaged”.
Why is Schepens The Best Choice For Removals to Basel from UK?
Schepens have been performing removals throughout Europe for more than 100 years. Our family owned company has the right combination of experience, talent, and knowledge to make removals to Basel from the UK simple and stress-free. Other reasons to choose Schepens for European removals include:
- We often perform removals to Basel
Schepens provide removals from UK to Switzerland on a regular basis. The frequency of our journeys to Basel mean that we have strong local knowledge and can offer clients a very flexible delivery schedule.
- Schepens are experienced and reliable
Schepens is a 4th generation family owned company that has been in the removals business for more than a century. We are one of the most experienced companies performing removals to Basel from the UK. If you are looking for a reliable and professional removal company — we are the answer!
- Highly trained removers
Our uniformed removers are fully insured, security-screened and trained to British Association of Removers standards. These standards dictate how cargo should be packed, what kinds of packing materials are used, how many insurance options are available and how many contingency plans are in place.
- We have talented move coordinators
All European removals are managed by one of our talented move coordinators. They are highly experienced removers who have helped hundreds of clients move to Switzerland in the past. They have the right combination of people skills and knowledge to make moving to Basel easy!
- Assistance with customs and quarantine requirements for Switzerland
Dealing with paperwork can be one of the most annoying parts of moving internationally. Our move coordinators can help you complete any customs and quarantine paperwork on your behalf, making the move much simpler!
- A modern fleet of removals vehicles
Schepens operates a modern fleet of specialised removals vehicles. They are designed to safely move cargo over long distances. All vehicles are fully insured, have security alarms, and are only driven by trained professionals.
- A range of insurance options
All clients are offered a wide range of insurance options, designed to suit any budget.