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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Reviewed today via mobile

Recently I was in Basel Zoo with my wife and young children and we enjoyed well especially the Kids. There are many varieties of animals and birds which are very much attractive for the children as well as the old. But there is always insufficient...More

Thank Joyma46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many different animals. So exotic and nice. Easy to walk trough the whole zoo and see all animals. Shop of souvenirs. Coffees and even restaurant. Love the zoo of Basel

Thank Viktorija V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The surprising thing about this zoo is that it seems small in that you move between enclosures quickly, but the depth of the enclosures allow the animals to have good space to move in, and to seek privacy away from people if they choose to....More

Thank Chungsongyau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbing play ground. Petting zoo. They are making many new things here. Always buzy. It isnt so great for handicappped. We borrowed a wheelchair. It wasnt very easy to manover and sort steep hills. Zurich zoo has electric as does Mainau. Parking is hard. The...More

Thank Jim0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of animals, ease of viewing, and incredible care make this a first rate zoo for all to enjoy.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to visiting Basel zoo whilst on a trip from the UK. Unfortunately the zoo was nowhere near as good as we were expecting based on other reviews we had seen. This was the 3rd zoo I had visited in the past...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Basel Zoo is located a short bus ride from old town. There are 2 entrances. Make sure to get a map as it can be quite confusing if you are there for the first time. Good variety of animals; count on 2-3 hours at...More

Thank larry-mo-curly-jo
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We caught the tram to the zoo- easy to get to. Paid 50% of the entrance price using the Basel card (given to us free from the hotel) and spent 2 hrs enjoying ourselves- nicely set out with a number great animals( crocodiles, giraffes,snakes, hippos,...More

Thank Duddoo
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a great day out for all the family and for the most part I enjoyed this. I particularly loved the aquarium which really provided a great selection of easily seen marine life. There are the 'standard' zoo animals here such as giraffes and...More

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was visiting Switzerland and one day I was free for doing nothing. I went to the zoo on my own and it was really worthy.

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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