Our program

CLOSURE Visitor Center until May 17th 2020!

Due to the further spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Germany and the resulting measures taken by the authorities, BASF SE has decided to cancel all public BASF events beyond the originally set deadline of April 13, 2020 as a precautionary measure until May 17, 2020.  


The Visitor Center will be closed until May 17.  During this period, there will be no site tours, guided tours or daily programs.

Open-house Saturday on May 9 will also be cancelled. 

We regret the cancellation and ask for your understanding. The health and safety of all visitors and employees is a top priority for BASF. We will continue to monitor developments very closely and reassess the situation as of May 17.

We will inform you about any changes here.  

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at

In the Visitor Center, you can take part in guided tours through the exhibition and site tours around the 10 square kilometers site premises free of charge – and all this in twelve languages!  

For example, did you know that around 39,000 people work at the BASF headquarters in Ludwigshafen, the world’s largest contiguous chemical complex. Or did you know that 2,850 km of overground pipeline are laid on the site premises and provide short links for the transportation of products and energy in the form of fuel gas and steam? Explore and marvel at the BASF world in the BASF Visitor Center, either alone, as a couple, in groups or with your family.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Every second Saturday of the month is open‑house Saturday:
9 am to 4 pm


- No open-house Saturdays in March, April, May, August or December 2020

Closed on public holidays.

Daily program

On week days you can participate in one English and two German guided tours through the exhibition and in site tours free of charge every day.

Open-house Saturdays

On our open‑house Saturdays, we offer our younger and older guests an eventful program for an unforgettable day.

Excursions for pupils

Exclusively for senior high school chemistry & biology courses: A half‑day site tour for the pupils, including a tour of the exhibition.