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“Good for kids”
Review of Zoo Basel

Zoo Basel
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$70.10*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and...
Ranked #9 of 163 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Basel zoo is a good deal if you live in town and buy the family pass.
It's a bit spread out but not much explanation in English unfortunately.

Right now there is construction on the restaurant and a temporary one is set up that is a bit chaotic.

Thank psuscooby
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Easy t get around, not exhaousting. Lots of animals (not 1). Much much better than Berlin Zoo which is overrated!

Thank Pinar T
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Some of the animal enclosures are a little outdated, but most animals have a nice area and some attempt has been made to provide a stimulating environment.There is a nice walk to the zoo from the city center that takes you along a trail away from traffic.

Thank fkrvmd
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you have a few hours to spare in Basel, and are catching a train out of the main station, drop your luggage off and head to the zoo, a 10 minute, easy walk to the right of the station. This is a very sweet little city zoo, with all the 'usual' animals, plus an impressive display of flamingoes! The animals are quite close too - the rhinos were separated only by a metre, and came close to the edge to try and get some of the grass! The zoo can be covered easily in a couple of hours, and it is easy to navigate and walk around.

The zoo is currently (April 2014) undergoing some renovations, so the facilities (specifically restaurant options and toilets) are limited.

1  Thank littlemissredsoles
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

As an animal lover, I wanted to introduce my son to this zoo so he can appreciate and love animals as much as I do and boy did he love it! The animals all appear to be very well taken care of and I was impressed by how clean the facilities were. I also loved the fact that the onsite restaurant offers a wonderful selection of fresh foods and we now have annual passes to visit this wonderful treasure right in the heart of Basel.

1  Thank Salsa S
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