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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of zoos but this is a pretty good one. I went with a friend and her 5 year old son who had a great time. My adult son went also on his own and he found it interesting and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is just all right. Is not the most beautiful. There are not alot of animals. And the ones that are there are sad to see. They don have enough room. The place really neglected, there are not signs to know where u are. Or some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo was included at half price with our basil card and it was a nice couple of house walking through the zoo. the zoo itself is a little out of date, but they speak a fair few languages and the staff were friendly. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 829callumm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting place to visit. The zoo is very clean and well maintained. The animals are close enough to seemingly pet yet, far enough away to keep you safe.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sympatico1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is one of the best ones I have visited. They have just about every animal you can think of and they seem to be treated very well and all have plenty of space to live and have fun. The highlights for us were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJF00D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a cold day mid December Easy to reach by tram no 10, which stops right outside. They accepted our Basel card which gave us a 50% reduction without a problem. Spent a good few hours wandering around. They had a good selection...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the excellent facilities and is one of the best zoo’s we have visited. The price was brilliant with the discount you get with your Basel travel pass also.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Had 2hrs to spare while in Basel & decided to visit the zoo which is quite close to the train station. The €20 was not worth it. Its a small zoo with hardly any animals. Well maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1LifeStand
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Zoo in Basel, on a Sunday, very easy to find, as the tram stops right outside, the Zoo is placed right within the city. Considering how expensive Basel is, we were pleasantly surprised to find it was a very reasonable 20 Swiss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janicemurphy9817
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Great zoo, but showing signs of lack of capital investment. Wonderful collection of animals, but habitat needs improvement. No standouts worth mentioning.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from The_Swiss_One | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from KF0x | Reviewed this property |
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