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Freie Strasse

Address: Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #31 of 69 Attractions in Basel
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Nothing is "free" here. The street gets its name because it once was the place where duty-free goods were processed. Nevertheless, it has beautiful shops and cafes and is well worth a stroll.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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477 reviews 477 reviews
309 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Why anyone would want to look round shops in a lovely place like Basel with its old town and other points of interest is beyond me. It's almost inevitable you will find yourself here as it is one of the main streets. To me it was nothing but overpriced shops and restaurants. Up the road is the lovely church and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
140 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you're visiting Basel to shop, this is your whistle-stop tour of everything you need in terms of high-street stores, designers, boutiques and more.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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453 reviews 453 reviews
151 attraction reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This street was busy on each day of our stay in Basel. There are many shops of all budgets and all types.

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New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I visited Sophy's at Freie Strasse 88 - a supposedly "high end shop" with excellent service minded staff. The sales assistant was an old woman acting as a teenager with perioxide bleeched hair who's language skills left a lot to be desired. Needless to say that we left without purchasing anything in this shop. If you do... More 

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Basel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This it THE shoppping mile of Basel. Most stores you find anywhere in the world, like H&M, C&A, Zara, Benetton, etc....

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Basel, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Shopping street in Basel. Once populated with higher end stores it has now given way to a lot of ticky tacky shops. Typical Swiss rip-off prices and nothing out of the ordinary. Pretty boring.

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Germany/US
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It's just one store after another. You've seen most of them in every big city in the world. There is nothing wrong, but nothing special, either.

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Massillon, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It can be a bit crowded on the weekends, everything closes around 5 or 6, and all the sotres are very expensive, but it is a great place to shop as it has practically any type of store you can think of.

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Basel, Switzerland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Well this is just a tiny and ordinary shopping street which does not have many good shops. I don't see the attraction!

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