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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tzafrira
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emily J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

When you have got some time with yourself in beautiful Switzerland and you get little tired from scouting and admiring European structures on sunny day this is the place you should go and get so witness some wonderful wild life in that lap of nature....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kashishh2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It was a good eay to spend a day. The zoo was nice and we enjoyed it. The animals seemed well taken care of.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gudrun Birna L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo during our 3 days city break to Basel. As big animal lovers we were keen to tick this off our list of attractions to visit in the city. When approaching the zoo we found out that we could use our Basel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samhh93
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Zoos can be hit or miss, but we saw a lot of animals visiting Zoo Basel. The zoo is very walkable, and we were able to see all the exhibits spending about 75 minutes there. A highlight was seeing the elephants get fed and weighed....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank macatw
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Known affectionately by locals as ‘Zolli’, Basel Zoo is a great inner city zoo just ten minutes from the main train station in Basel. The zoo is steeped in history with many of the older buildings dating back a long way, but there is also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The zoo has a lot of activities beyond watching the animals. There are three trunks to climb and other facilities. Also the restaurant is nice, and the gift shop is my kids' highlight of the visit If you are planning to go more than once,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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