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Address: Vorder Brueglingen 5, Basel 4052, Switzerland (Formerly Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80)
Phone Number: +41 61 319 97 80

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Easy to spend a half day or more here

The Merian Garten can be accessed with several public transit options. I took the Tram #10 down to St. Jakobs Park and walked from there to the park. Wow, it has already been two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Merian Garten can be accessed with several public transit options. I took the Tram #10 down to St. Jakobs Park and walked from there to the park. Wow, it has already been two years since my last visit here. This park is really an exceptional place to visit to get away from the city center. The park is huge... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Merian Gärten are an oasis of tranquility with many interesting plants to enjoy. We were here in the summer but it should be a great place to visit all year round. There are free museums and a café. The Merian Gärten border on Park im Grünen, another nice space to visit which has another big restaurant.

Thank PMK2013
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Merian Garten is a beautiful green oasis in Basel. The park is quite large and has a lot of space to stroll around, rest, and enjoy. It's especially beautiful during the spring flower bloom season so it's well worth a visit.

Thank N K
Jerusalem, Israel
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We were together with a small daughter, it was very quit and nice place. If you're interested in plants, you will enjoy from every square meter of the garden. There is a bistro there (overpriced like everything in Switzerland) to have a lunch/coffee and concerts on summer Sundays. If you're tired, just lay on the grass and relax. No good... More 

Thank mgurina
Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is really worth visiting the Merian Gärten. They are perfect to get away from the busy and hectic city. The best time to visit is during May and June when the irises are flowering! They are absolutely beautiful! Often they also have a plant identification labyrinth which is fun to walk through.

Thank climbing-s
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is park of a lovely park that borders the football stadium. Lots to see or just for a kick around.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Nearly year around it is a fine place to experience plants from many different eco-zones. I often enjoyed taking my lunch with me during the spring to have a picnic. The Tropic House is by far the most interesting. There are several species of birds that are quite vocal so you get the feeling in part that you are really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Although located slightly on the outskirts of Basel, this is a very nice place for anybody looking to chill and relax a bit far from the madding crowd.

Thank Alex B
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Where Baslers walk. Go when the rhododendron or the iris are in bloom. Enjoy a coffee or light meal in the restaurant.

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New Delhi, India
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Merian Garten was a refreshing change to just do nothing but connect with nature, seeing the greenery all around where the autumn hues were slowly coming through everywhere before the winter sets into Basel.

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