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Freie Strasse

Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #30 of 79 attractions in Basel
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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Basel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Good shopping area, with lots of stores in close proximity. Can't say I've bought to much here, but the browsing was fun.

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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great atmosphere, lively pedestrian street, Lots of beautiful shops to look at, some street performers there all the time, decorated differently at different times of the year. it leads to Marktplatz and the center of old Basel. This street is the heart and soul of Basel.

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ZH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

in the very truely old town of Basel, a steep road in the pedestrional area, leading up to the Spalenthor. Little shops of all kinds all over, food, cloth, and and and

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

regular shopping street, like any other in europe. switzerland is not the best place to go shopping, and this street less. of course is busy and so on, but you will not find it amazing if you compare it to bahnhoff street in zurich

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Pattaya, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Near the top of the hill some upmarket boutiques, otherwise a collection of cheap chainstores and factory-jewelers. Sadly the historic charakter of the stately buildings has been destroyed by an obtrusive shop-architecture.

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