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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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Oasis of tranquility

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 15, 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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.

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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.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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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 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

A small botanic garden in comparison to many, but still interesting to visit. Not very crowded typically. Easy to get to.

Thank Shari M

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