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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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US$67.91*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
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Maybe the greatest zoo in Switzerland.

The zoo is located very well, near the city center and the main public transport facilities. It's pretty big and very well built. The enclosures are quite spacious and nicely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Filipe-kun
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Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is located very well, near the city center and the main public transport facilities. It's pretty big and very well built. The enclosures are quite spacious and nicely decorated with a recreation of the natural habitat of the animals. There's a lot of informations but only in German, that's the only negativ point for me. In the cold... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both me and my partner go to every zoo in the places we visit together, considering it is November we were expecting the animals and zoo to be very quiet and boring. But to our surprise we loved this zoo, there are loads of animals and such a clean area for the public. Would definitely recommend this for both children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice place and many animals there and look so nice to see frist time ı see in my life close leon and tiger very good

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Thank Dragonlife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems like lots of work and effort to improve animal enclosures :o) will be very nice once finished. Calm and quiet suburb of Basel.

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo has a finite footprint and is 140+ years old. We had a great tour guide and got to see behind the scenes. Nice zoo and the restaurant was terrific!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent much more time here than anticipated! There are so many animal exhibits to see! It is a zoo and an aquarium in one. From farm animals to rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants and hippopotamus - there are so many things to see! In true European fashion, you are able to be much closer to the animals than any zoo in... More 

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Thank Mary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Basel Zoo on nice sunny fall sunday! The zoo is so beautiful, lots of trees and plants. It looked like the animals had good living coditions and they looked healthy. To under 25 years olds its only 15 CHF.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to be with kids as they enjoy the most. It also has the restaurant inside which offers pizza and pasta options inside. A must place to visit if you have kids. Entry for kids below 6 years is free.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the very centre of the city Basel Zoo is a fantastic place to visit for all family. There is no other Zoo I have visited so far where you can see a Lion so close. The bist has a special viewing area where you will be separated with the great only by a glass. All other animals are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing variety of animals, including kangaroos and giraffes. We had a lovely morning. This attraction is free on the Basel card so you could look into that. The seal show is at 4 pm so if you want to get that in, you can plan the timing of your visit accordingly.

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