The industrial town of Muttenz lies to the east of Basel in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft. There are around 17,000 people who live and work here. In 1983, the municipality was honored by the Swiss Heritage Society for its efforts to maintain its historic buildings in a heavily industrialized environment.
The Muttenz site at a glance:
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Frequently asked questions about the site
The Muttenz CropScience site has an international focus and employs 240 people primarily in the production and global distribution of crop protection intermediates. The following areas are also covered at Bayer’s Muttenz site:
- Laboratory chemistry
- Technical services
- Purchasing & Procurement
Over the last century, Muttenz has transformed from a farming village to a modern industrial center. Despite this industrialization, the town has managed to retain its original appearance, which now fits harmoniously with today’s lifestyles. Alongside its well-maintained historic farmhouses, Muttenz is also the home to one of Bayer CropScience’s most efficient and cutting-edge production sites in the world.
Muttenz is the ideal base for visiting a wide range of local recreational areas: extensive woodlands, nature reserves and the impressive vineyards make this small industrial hub an excellent place to live.
- Sulzgrube Nature Reserve
An unique outlook over the Upper Rhine and Birs River Valleys rewards those who make it to the top of Muttenz’s Sulzchopf peak. In fine weather, you can see as far as the Vosges mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany.
Follow the link for more information on the Sulzgrube Nature Reserve:
- Wartenberg Nature Reserve
The Wartenberg Nature Reserve brings together a selection of rare forest communities within a small area, while offering fascinating panoramic views studded with former quarries now housing reptiles and warmth-loving plants and the ruins of three castles.
Follow the link for more information on the Wartenberg Nature Reserve:
- Rütihard Nature Reserve
The Rothallenwald forest on the Rütihard is famous for its mighty, 100-year-old beech trees that create a light closed canopy. Nearby lies a beautiful valley, which has been returned to nature thanks to the cessation of woodland management.
For more information on the Rütihard, Dürrain and Fröschenegg Nature Reserve, visit:
renowned art and culture scene, its Ortsmuseum (local history museum), the Karl Jauslin Collection and the Bauernhausmuseum (farming museum) offer an attractive insight into the town’s local history. And the Kunsthaus Baselland, one of the leading exhibition venues for regional, national and international contemporary art in the Basel area, is a particular highlight.
- Ortsmuseum & Karl Jauslin Collection
The Ortsmuseum in Muttenz offers visitors an insight into the local history and the village’s transformation from the Stone Age right through to today. It also has an exhibition dedicated to the historical painter and illustrator Karl Jauslin (1842-1904).
For more information on the Ortsmuseum: https://www.kimweb.ch/ortsmuseum-muttenz-und-karl-jauslin-sammlung
The farmhouse, which features 19th-century fixtures and fittings, transports visitors into a farmer’s day-to-day life exactly as it was over one hundred years ago. And visitors can even try out their skills at one of the museum’s regular themed events.
For more information on the Bauernhausmuseum, visit https://www.kimweb.ch/bauernhausmuseum-muttenz
- Kunsthaus Baselland
The Kunsthaus Baselland has been offering young artists a platform to showcase their works in individual, group or themed exhibitions since 1998. Housed in an unused factory building, the Kunsthaus Baselland is today one of the leading exhibition venues for regional, national and international contemporary art in the Basel area.
For more information on the Kunsthaus Baselland, visit: https://kunsthausbaselland.ch/en/