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Zoo Basel

Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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Ranked #6 of 99 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

wonderful place open to all ages; see, learn, playground for children, it is a park and you can leave your children walk alone, eat and drink, have a break and observe some of the animals, enjoy live and nature!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For an inner city zoo it is the perfect day out without having to travel to far . The zoo is under some serious refurbishment at the moment but they are doing everything to avoid any inconvenience to the public . There is a great diversity of animals , something to suit all tastes and ages. In the winter when... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In principle I do not approve of zoos as I think animals should run free but Basel zoo is doing so much to help endangered species that I can only say it is a very worthwhile experience. The animals have lots of room to roam around. It is one of my favorite haunts

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just been there with some friends who are visiting basel with their little daughter. She was amazed at how close she could get to the animals and at their diversity. I have visited the zoo several times and there is always something new to see. Impressive, given its smallish size.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Basel Zoo overall is a nice oasis inside Basel. Well located and clean. The highlight during winter time is the penguin parade. Unfortunatly the zoo is been refurbished and some areas under construction.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A bit expensive for foreign visitors, but one of the best zoos I have been too, including rarities such as snow leopards.

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Top End, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to the zoo on many occasions and many seasonal weather. Although it is a relatively a small sized zoo but it is just perfect for a spontaneous outing with kids. There are petting zoos, shows and activities for the enjoyment for all ages. Plenty of benches for resting and with the upgraded primate enclosure, the zoo placed a childrens'... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent litre zoo but very small, however Basel as a city is small. Currently there are building works for the new elephant enclosure which looks fantastic in the pictures. Due to it's size you could get incredibly close to the animals. There is also a tram stop right outside on line 10 which makes live easy.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The zoo is nice, but it is quite small and as others noted in previous reviews, many of the animals were not visible because of the cooler winter weather. With that in mind, the price of 18 chf for a single adult ticket (25 yrs+) was pretty steep. For a discount, visit on Monday when an adult ticket only costs... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The zoo is great.Very neat and clean.The best part is watching lions so closely!!!!overall a great experience for you and your kids.

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