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“Great layout with well designed enclosures ”
Review of Zoo Basel

Zoo Basel
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and...
Ranked #12 of 124 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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. In several locations, such as the rhino house and lion enclosure, there are both outdoor and indoor viewing areas to get pretty close to the animals.
Other useful aspects include the tram stopping very near the entrance and having the direct line 10 to the train station. The cafes are well spaced around the zoo and the entry fee, with Basel Card and two of our children being young adults was very inexpensive.

Thank Chungsongyau
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

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 kids loved it!

Thank Jim0
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 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 3 weeks but was, by far, the most inferior. I personally was particularly disappointed by all the monkey/ape enclosures which were very small. I would not recommend.

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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 a leisurely pace to see it all.

Thank larry-mo-curly-jo
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