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Zoo Basel

Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Ranked #3 of 77 attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Being from Basel and loving my town, I do recommend to visit our Zolli. No one in Basel calls the "Zoo" just "Zoo". If you look for it, ask for the "Zolli". We are proud of our Zolli that has changed a lot. It now hosts less animals than in earlier times, and the fewer animals have more space making... More

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the Basel Zoo is a great place for families. Quiet, a lot to see and do and you don't have to watch your children at every step :-)

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Highly recommended for visitors of all ages. Set in a beautiful park landscape in settings, which resemble the natural surroundings of the animals one strolls on graded paths to the different animal clusters. Do not miss the aquarium or the insectarium!

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you have extra time the zoo is lovely. If you have kids, it's a must. Dawn and dust are the best, as the animals are most active during this time.

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice place where spend few hours, watching a lot of animals from every part of the world, walking in a beautiful park in the city center of Basel.

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Basel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Basel Zoo is quite old and is very rooted in the local community. Basel kids grow up knowing and visiting all the animals and the birth of a small elephant or gorilla is a local happening. The premises are pretty and are constantly renovated, animals are well cared for and have in recent years moved to larger areas where they... More

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Gibraltar
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great value for money, easy to get to on trams and very enjoyable. All in all, like any other zoo I guess but worth a look, especially if you have kids as not much else for them in this area! Open every day of the week too, which is good as not much else open on a Sunday!

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

New to the city of Basel and I must admit, my family passes were free as part of a 'welcome to Basel' package and I was struck by the hospitality of the staff, the animals are really, really up close and personal which was a great thing to experience and I will be back again for sure. Worth a visit!... More

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Lesmahagow
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Take time to explore, don't miss a thing. Lots of young animals to see . Animals looked well cared for

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great view of animals. The giraffe was nice enough to pose close-up for pictures. Surprisingly good pictures even if the lions were inside a glass case. Went in really early so I dont think I saw the elephants at their best - they were all lined up to get a bath or something like that. Opens early so it was... More

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