For foreign residents

Welcome to Münchenstein!


To help you settle in, we have the pleasure of providing you with information about our municipality in English.



Our vibrant municipality is in a process of constant further development. As a result of its settlement structure, Münchenstein has a number of different facets to offer – each with its own exciting characteristics. Home to approximately 12,000 people, Münchenstein can look back over a history of more than 900 years. It boasts a village character and natural recreational space, on the one hand, while also featuring urban residential areas and modern business zones, on the other.

Despite the fact that Münchenstein is embedded in an urban environment and forms part of the Birsstadt region (which stretches from Birsfelden to Dornach), the municipality is still characterised by numerous detached family homes and small apartment blocks.

In addition, the “Brüglinger Ebene”, one of Switzerland’s largest green recreational areas, is located on Münchenstein territory. The "Park im Grünen", the "Villa Merian" and numerous sports facilities can be found here, including the FC Basel junior campus. A large number of clubs, a mixed selection of museums and many other attractions make Münchenstein an attractive suburban municipality.




We look forward to welcoming you as a resident. If you have any questions regarding your stay, your relocation to Münchenstein or life in Münchenstein in general, we will be happy to help you. Direct contact with the local authorities is just one of the many advantages of our small and lively municipality.


Our opening hours


Our administrative staff are available from Monday to Friday at a number of different locations. It is also possible to telephone for an appointment outside our opening hours.




Münchenstein is home to people from over 80 different cultures. The integration office is the first point of contact for all matters relating to the integration of new residents and is committed to an active welcome culture. Key individuals serve as a link between the authorities, institutions, local clubs and other residents from foreign cultures. They accompany people on their way to a new life, mediate between cultures and help to make the unknown understandable..


Recreational activities for families


Benefit from a highly varied selection of recreational activities to suit a wide range of interests. From parent and child gymnastics through to club sports, Münchenstein has something to everyone’s taste.


Schools & education


Münchenstein has a wide range of educational offerings. From kindergartens through to high schools, almost all the different types of educational institution are available. The municipality is also home to a university, with the University of Art and Design (HGK) located on the Dreispitz Campus.

Compulsory education in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft


Meet and speak for foreign women


At weekly meetings, foreign-language-speaking women practice their German in everyday situations and improve their speaking skills. The meetings give them an opportunity to exchange ideas and network with other women. The content is tailored to the needs of the participants and includes topics such as family, health, housing, mobility, nutrition, seasons and holidays. The meetings are held weekly from August to December and from January to June – with the exception of school holidays and public holidays. The meetings last 1.5 hours. Participants can join the group at any time.

Rotes Kreuz Baselland (in German)

Working integration / Volunteering


The services offered in relation to integration into the labour market are organised by the social services. They set out to assist their clients with integration into the primary job market, with employment and with clarification of employability.




Münchenstein is optimally connected to the regional transport network and hence also to the national and international passenger and freight transport network – for both public and private transport.

Public transport in the municipality is provided by tram lines 10 und 11 and the three bus lines 58, 60 und 63, giving unrestricted access to the greater Basel area. Münchenstein also has a train station with services to Basel and Laufen/Delémont. The closest airport is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse, which can be reached in around half an hour by public transport.


Societies & Sports clubs


Numerous societies and sports clubs are based in Münchenstein. Take a look at our overview and find one that matches your interests – this will soon make you feel at home in Münchenstein.


Forthcoming events


We organise various events throughout the year to make it even easier for you to settle in at your new place of residence. Be sure to make a note of the date for our popular Welcome Brunch on 24 October 2020. All forthcoming events are listed in our online calendar.



This English section is still under construction and will be regularly updated with new topics. If you cannot find the answer to your question or concern on our website, our municipal administration staff will be happy to help you in person or by phone during the counter opening hours.