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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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+41 61 295 35 35
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$68.49*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
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Beautiful Day out in the Zoo

I lived 8 years in Basel. I got myself an anual pass and came regularly. It really does not matter which season it is, or how much time you have. Its always worth to explore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Switzerland
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I lived 8 years in Basel. I got myself an anual pass and came regularly. It really does not matter which season it is, or how much time you have. Its always worth to explore this beautiful zoo. Kids will love how close up you can get to certain animals. If you plan a longer stay, there is a restaurant... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

among the world zoos,the basel one should be considered as best...why? because you don't see one tigers but 7, not one elephants but five, not a few chimpanzees but two dozens. a very attractive place to visit.

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Thank Jean Pierre B
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small but intimate zoo in the centre of Basel. It wasa very cold day when we visited and some animals stayed indoors. Highlights were the Penguins at feeding time, the indoor Aviary with exotic birds flying freely all around, the aquarium where you can also view crocodiles under the water. Outdoors there is a well planned route to visit... More 

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Thank Mal-JoanG2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is apparently a cool zoo. The animals have outdoors and indoors spaces. You can see them treating and feeding the animals according to the daily schedule. It is somehow educative despite the fact the animals are in a jail or relatively small land space for their natural needs...mixed feelings though...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful time . If you are lucky to have a sunny day then it s even better. Lots of animals. I loved the giraffes and hippos. 1,5h would be enough to visit all the animals.

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cyprus
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice zoo, lot's of animals to see, clean, quiet . Restaurant very clean ( a bit pricey though).Kids loved it and we loved it too.

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Thank Nota37
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks rather tired and outdated. The animals lack stimulation and pace back and forth due to boredom.

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Thank Ellis D
Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zoo Basel is nice to visit if you have time. It is a bit small so don't expect to see many of the animals you can find in other Zoo! The best part (for us) was the "oceanarium".

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Thank heldermanuelsilva
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went around the Zoo as my son loves Zoo's and we usually find a zoo where ever we go on holiday. Any way the Basel zoo was easy to get to as it is right in the centre of Basel a short walk from the main Train station. The day we went was a really cold one so a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased Baselcard so the zoo entrance was free. Our 3.5 year old loved walking around, we had previously been in Prague Zoo just a few days before that, which was great but too big, so Basel zoo was cuter, simpler but nice. The whole area is flat so walking is very relaxing. And lots of kids!! (Basel is practically... More 

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