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Escape the hustle and bustle

If you are staying in Basel and feel the need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles M
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Almoradi, Spain
Great for long walks

We probably came on the worst day of the year; mid December and raining all day. But it was easy to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Noortje U
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in Basel and feel the need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, then I would recommend a trip to the Merian Garten. You can get a train from Basel main station for the short 4-5 minute ride...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charles M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We probably came on the worst day of the year; mid December and raining all day. But it was easy to see what a nice place this. You can easily spend half a day here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Noortje U
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A short distance from the city center, Merian Garten provides an opportunity to appreciate Basel and its surroundings outside of the busy city center. A visit is recommended for a stroll around the gardens and along the hills as well as lunch at the house...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlton G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

By far my most visited place in Basel. You can take the number 10 tram easily or simply walk from M-Parc. There are two lovely places to get a little bite or coffee but the cafeteria by the lake has the most seating and food...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karin B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful garden with an amazing allotment and small holding. Such peace can be found here. It was well worth the visit for a bit of escapism

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Merian Garten and Park im Grünen are close to each other. During spring the Merian Garten is full of the most beautiful and colorful flowers

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Loved this garden! We enjoyed the animals, plants, and the the maze. It was difficult for us to find as the sign before the garden pointed left. We went left and got lost.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pam C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

this was our station on our trip to Croatia and we didn't regret on it. It is amazing,beautiful nature and everything is green,perfect for nature lover like me.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CholeC20
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We came to meet friends at the Villa Merian and were fascinated by the size and the multiple offerings in this wonderful garden space. There are a variety of different gardens and at least two restaurants. The smaller and more enjoyable of the two is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This is a large park (or several small parks). You can see nesting birds, kids playing or just take a quiet walk on the secluded trails by the river.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank giffenk
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