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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had 2hrs to spare while in Basel & decided to visit the zoo which is quite close to the train station. The €20 was not worth it. Its a small zoo with hardly any animals. Well maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1LifeStand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Zoo in Basel, on a Sunday, very easy to find, as the tram stops right outside, the Zoo is placed right within the city. Considering how expensive Basel is, we were pleasantly surprised to find it was a very reasonable 20 Swiss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo, but showing signs of lack of capital investment. Wonderful collection of animals, but habitat needs improvement. No standouts worth mentioning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank larryr303
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What I love most of this place is the respect and the attention they have in regards to animals. There are each year a lot of newborns, a clear sign of well being for the animals, and there are a lot of descriptions and small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GiuliaClaudiaM
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Good zoo with a wide range of exhibits. Good sized aquarium. Some cages and areas looked a bit restrictive for the animals but some others were a decent size. Restaurant on site served decent food. Good value for money with the basel card.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 November 2018

My only criticism is that some enclosures seem a little small. The giraffe house is fantastic seal show lovely but again small Aquarium is top notch. I do a lot of babysitting and taking young kids here is so easy, they can be mesmerized by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Part of the zoo was beneath the railroad tracks and the squeaking brakes of passing trains is unhealthy for large, confined animals. Only saw one lonely, male rhino in an area much too small for his grazing needs. Three lionesses and one male in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrAustinLouis
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyma46
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Viktorija V
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....More

Date of experience: October 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