Basel, Switzerland, Thursday, December 15, 2022 – This year’s Christmas event takes the CIS Pharma team on a tour along traditional sites in the city of Basel. The journey starts at the northern district of Basel, St. Johann, with lunch at the Gault&Millau-awarded Taverne Johann. The restaurant offers local, organic and home-made dishes. Our next stop is at Jakob’s Basler Leckerly, the oldest Leckerly factory in town, situated closeby at St. Johanns-Vorstadt. Here, the traditional biscuits called Leckerly are made fresh by hand every day according to recipes from four centuries. The owner Andreas Kuster offers us a historical insight on the four centuries of Leckerly production at his factory.

On our way towards the Christmas market we stop at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois where we enjoy an excellent Christmas refreshment at the bar. The hotel is one of the oldest city hotels in Europe and is located on the banks of the Rhine. It has hosted personalities such as Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth II, Pablo Picasso and many others. Our tour concludes with a visit of the beautiful Christmas market in Basel, considered one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe. We wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

About Basel

Basel is a city in north-western Switzerland with borders to Germany and France, situated on the river Rhine. The city has around 200’000 residents, making it the third-most populated city in Switzerland. The language most spoken is Baaseldytsch, the only German-Swiss dialect that is associated to the Alemannic language. Basel is referred to as the cultural capital of Switzerland and is famous for its many museums. Those include Foundation Beyeler, the largest museum of art in Switzerland, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is the first public museum of contemporary art in Europe.

Basel has served as a safe haven for notable individuals such as Erasmus of Rotterdam, the Holbein family, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, and in the 20th century also for Hermann Hesse and Karl Jaspers. The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and was founded in 1460. Basel joined the Swiss Confederation in 1501. Since the Renaissance, the city has served as a major economic and cultural hub. In the 20th century, Basel became a hub for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Today, in addition to being the unchallenged leader in the life sciences industry, Basel offers a robust ecosystem for a variety of different businesses, including medtech, precision engineering, logistics, commerce, and consumer products. Basel is also known in the world as it is associated with Roger Federer and as it hosts Art Basel.

About CIS Pharma AG

CIS Pharma AG is an innovator in the life science industry. The company was founded in 1952 and is family owned. In our laboratories, we synthesize novel molecules, develop new biomaterials and create cutting-edge medical devices. Our mission is to improve the risk-benefit profile of therapeutics that are the standard of care, thereby improving patient’s experience and treatment outcome. Medical need, patient centricity and digital technology are key to our research and development programs. CIS Pharma is located in the region of Basel, Switzerland, one of the most successful life sciences locations in the world. For more information about the company, visit our website