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Merkur Chocolaterie

Address: Greifengasse 36, Basel, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0616918090
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Ranked #2 of 12 Shopping in Basel
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The shops in town are really nice, but so are the ones in the train station. Wait and get your sweets there. Also the store name is now Läderach and the store on this map is a very small one. Instead go to one of the larger ones - like in the Marktplatz.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Not a chocolate fan but even I would die for their products, quite simply the best chocolate you will find in Switzerland. Went for a weekend visit but very disappointed to discover they were closed on a Sunday.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

First things first, I used to live in Belgium and am therefore a bit of a chocolate lover :) To me, this shop is not any more expensive than any other food you will buy in Basel (I am still trying to get over the sticker shock) and it is SO WORTH a visit to buy some excellent Swiss chocolate.... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Expensive chocolates but wow worth every penny or franc for that matter... Went in for a few pieces came out after buying a full bag. Brought them over to the US, still enjoying them...

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Brno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Merkur chocolaterie is probably the best place to buy a chocolate for a gift. There is a wide assortment of chocolates, wider that one can imagine. So one can buy something original, something different than the usual 'Lindt' or 'Toblerone'. But...on the back side - it is a very expensive place. Do not step in if you do not have... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

i was just amazed by the amount of chocolate in this shop!! i had taken pictures but cant find any of them. could someone please put on some pictures in here. they have the most amazing chocolates here! i bought a huge bag for myself and my children bought 2 bags each. my husband was shocked when we got the... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The trams at marketplatz stops right in front of the shop. This shop has a big collection of chocolates. You can select individual pieces and prepare your box or you can selected from a range of prepacked chocolate boxes. Gift wrapping is also available. The staff also helps you in selection as per your choice. The minus point, even after... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Merkur Chocolaterie was an impressive chocolate shop. We went in there to buy just a couple pieces of chocolate and went out with a large bag. This is the Chocolate shop to visit in Basel.

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Weil am Rhein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

It is difficult to walk by Merkur anywhere in Switzerland without stop and stare at the shop. You have try the fresh chocolates. My favorites are the ones with nuts and of course the white chocolates are absolutely to die for. However, the price is a bit high, so be careful what you order. The best is to get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

Very good chocolaterie. You can only buy for take-away.

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