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Address: Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Activities: Shopping

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Great shopping street in Basel

An incredible old historic district with a plethora of different types of shops for apparel or confectionaries. There is literally a shop for you regardless of your interests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

An incredible old historic district with a plethora of different types of shops for apparel or confectionaries. There is literally a shop for you regardless of your interests.

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Well,you are certainly going end up in this street as it is in the city center just before the real old Altstadt (going down you end up on the square where the Rathaus is).All the brandname shops are there.But then again,who on earth is gonna go shopping in Basel when there are far more interesting things to do? :-)

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is the shopping avenue of Basel. You can find stores like H&M, C&S, Zara, Colors of Benetton, and some I had not heard of like Pfauen, Beldona, Blue Lemon, Boots’sHeels, etc. You can find shops here to fit any and all budgets. There are some beautiful cafes to stop for refreshments along the way. This street was extremely busy... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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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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Hamburg, Germany
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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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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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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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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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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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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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