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“Close to the animals”
Review of Zoo Basel

Zoo Basel
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US$68,54*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and...
Ranked #9 of 162 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is close to the city and is an easy walk there. The entrance fee is low and will worth the trip. The overall zoo is very clean and has lots of greenery. Many of the exhibits allow you to get close to the animals. It's a nice walking zoo with many attractions. The restaurant located in the zoo has great coffee and pastries.
Overall a great way to spend a few hours.

1  Thank Charles s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I lived in Europe with small children, so we started visiting TONS of European city zoos. I recently visited Zoo Basel on a trip by myself (nothing else was open on Monday) and I was shocked. Everything in Basel is clean and tidy, except the Zoo. Many of the animal's cages had poop all over them, and there were benches that were COVERED in bird droppings. It's the only dirty thing in Basel.

1  Thank Suz_Expat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Basel zoo with fairly low expectations. A few years ago we went to the London zoo and it was a waste of time and money. Zoo Basel was neither of those things!! The primate enclosure was impressive...as was the rhinos, elephants and giraffes. We ended up spending over 3 hours strolling thru the lovely zoo...just a few blocks from the main train station.

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

For the casual visitor to Basel, this is a neat place but not overwhelmingly impressive. For the locals with membership, I hear it is neat because you can get to know the animals and see them grow year to year. As a zoo, it's nice to see they are forward thinking in animal well-being, but at the same time many of the animals looked extremely bored and had no purpose. As a tourist, it's noticeable that many animals are not really in cages, but have more natural barriers and coinhabit areas with other animals that compliment each other. The map and signs are very poorly done, though, I hope they fix that aspect.

1  Thank Hans G
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It‘s a cool and interesting zoo. You can reach it by tram. I visited Basel on a weekend trip from Zurich.

1  Thank Denis L
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