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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
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“penguin walk” (14 reviews)
“monkey house” (13 reviews)
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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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+41 61 295 35 35
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"elephant enclosure"
in 17 reviews
"penguin walk"
in 14 reviews
"monkey house"
in 13 reviews
"sea lions"
in 11 reviews
"snow leopard"
in 9 reviews
"exotic animals"
in 6 reviews
"few hours"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"kids will love"
in 6 reviews
"whole family"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 7 reviews
"train station"
in 6 reviews
"enclosures"
in 52 reviews
"elephants"
in 55 reviews
"apes"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Basel zoo with fairly low expectations. A few years ago we went to the London zoo and it was a waste of time and money. Zoo Basel was neither of those things!! The primate enclosure was impressive...as was the rhinos, elephants...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the casual visitor to Basel, this is a neat place but not overwhelmingly impressive. For the locals with membership, I hear it is neat because you can get to know the animals and see them grow year to year. As a zoo, it's nice...More

1  Thank Hans G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It‘s a cool and interesting zoo. You can reach it by tram. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich.

1  Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed this zoo. Whenever we go to Europe and are in a city with a zoo, we try to make a visit. In all our 20+ years of travelling to Europe we thought this zoo had the very best Monkey House. There...More

Thank platzyVancouver
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hot afternoon and we walked round in less than 2 hours. Most of animals were out if a little sleepy. There was a lot of walking especially uphill but the cafe was good if expensive as expected. I only found out about...More

Thank Louise L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo has lots of wonderful animals, but I went there on a rainy day so it wasn’t a good idea. Luckily they have indoor places too if you go on a rainy day like me. If you’re curious and love animals this is the...More

1  Thank matthewlemaitre
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are big fans of zoos and think Zoo Basel is a real gem. First, the zoo is easy to get to by tram. Once you are there, admission is reasonable. Our first stop was to see the hippos. The exhibit is close to the...More

Thank Steigenberger592
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Terribly small, cramped conditions for the larger animals. I was shocked at how this is even legal. The wandering grounds for visitors are lovely and spacious, it should be the other way around. Disturbing that these animals are subjected such a miserable life. A thoroughly...More

1  Thank Taxiloga
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

I had the chance to visit the Basel zoo and found it so much more intimate and natural than American zoos. Animals are much closer and the barricades seem far less obtrusive. I want to call it “quaint” but that might seem condescending but I...More

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Nice zoo set in beautiful gardens. Enjoyed seeing the diverse variety of animals who all looked healthy and well cared for. Most of the animals were friendly and came close to us. We were disappointed that the snow leopard was not to be seen. Worth...More

Thank Nirasha2015
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Children aged 6 to 15 9.00 CHF Young people aged 16 to 24 14.00 CHF Adults aged 25 to 61 20.00 CHF Tarif senior as of 62 years 18.00 CHF Families: parents with their own children aged under 20... More
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They normally do walk the penguins on a daily basis, in the morning, but this depends on the weather. Please do check the website for the exact times - or give them a call in advance, just to be sure that you don't create... More
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