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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2013

If you happen to be in Basel and have some time during weekends, a trip to the Zoo would be great. Located near downtown Basel, well connected by Bus, the zoo is easy to get to

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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I watched our cashier yell at a baby and his dad for picking up a map instead of asking for it (they're free and piled up unattractively next to the pay window). When it was our turn to buy the expensive tickets she treated us...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 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.

Thank madhupandey
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great location, only walking distant from the train station. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the zoo I wasnt expecting a Zoo with such a selection of animals in the middle of Basel City centre. Me and my husband with our toddler decided...More

Thank sarahrb87
Reviewed 18 August 2018

we enter the line to pay for the entrance and so the list: adults, seniors, children and family and under family it was written parents who live in the same adress so i asked for a family ticket. the senior lady at the cashier ask...More

1  Thank drdedigilad
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very good location with easy access. Great variety of animals, very well kept and lot's of attractive special theme buildings. Excellent also on rainy days with lot's to see indoor

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A sunny day in Zoo basel. Many Things to See and the lunch was excellent. Cheap Price. The Kängurus and Monkeys were incredible nice. The Aquarium Beautiful. A must Place to go. The Restaurant is in the middle of Zoo

Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We take a trip to the zoo with our children. And each of them had a great time. The tour gets about 2.5 hours. The Zoo is very clean and easy tp walk in.

Thank Tzafrir A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We were pleasantly surprised from our visit to the zoo, it's in a good location and you are able to walk here from the train station, about a 10 minute walk. We also found the entry price to be reasonable and under 6's are free....More

Thank Emily J
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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