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Zoo Basel

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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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Basel zoo is super cool

My kid and his friends just love to go there over and over. Definitely an option. Try to follow the attractions during your stay for additional good experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alessandra F
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My kid and his friends just love to go there over and over. Definitely an option. Try to follow the attractions during your stay for additional good experience!

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Thank Alessandra F
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the trip to Basel Zoo, it had a great selection of animals and was well worth the visit. It's so close to the train station too so it's really handy for anyone visiting the city. Switzerland is very expensive but Basel Zoo was quite reasonably priced too. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours considering... More 

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Thank James M
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Zoo Basel is one of the main attractions in Basel. They have over the years made great efforts into making the Zoo a place where the animals are comfortable and have an environment similar to their native habitat. It is definitely a place for young and old to relax and enjoy nature

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Thank SBnightrider
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unlike other Zoos this one was nicer, it was perhaps that the animals are not stuck into cages or that it was a really nice day but it was a very enjoyable experience.

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Thank Ellesans
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Zoo in Basel is an institution. We go several times a year with the family and always we discover something new. The new primate outddoor space is very good. Of course its still a cage, but this another discussion. They are building a new elephant space, which should be more natural. The lion "cage" is also very good. For... More 

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Thank Dino C
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo is pretty close to the city center, with easy access by public transportation. If you have a little time to spare it will be very well spent there. It is said to be one of the most important zoos in Europe, owning many rare and interesting species. It has great gardens, animal outdoors and some nice “enclosures” or... More 

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Thank Alexandra P
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoo Basel or "Zolli" as the locals call it, was one of the best zoos I've ever seen. The aquarium wasn't nearly as large as Berlin's, but it was still extensive. It's easy to spend several hours here and well worth the price of admission.

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Thank Matthew S
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many girlfriend and I went to Zoo Basel to have a quiet walk around to enjoy the fresh air. The zoo is nice with a wide range of animals and great little aquarium too. Unfortunately I can't help compare to the Zoo at home (Dublin Zoo) and that's where it drops in ratings for me. Although it is a lovely... More 

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Thank Steo C
Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is a great place to spend the day with the children. Lots of space for them to walk, see the different wild animals and also some farm animals. The entire place is stroller friendly, what makes is convenient for those with little ones. In winter, a must see is the Pinguin walk outside.

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2 Thank Marcio F
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132 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like very much zoos but this one i think it is a must see if you are in Basel. The animals are treated well, their areas are quite large and there is a big variety of animals. Soon, the zoo will include also the elephants, in fact a raising funds campaign is now in progress.

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