Zoo Basel, Basel

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Head to Zoo Basel to see a range of creatures large and small, including endangered species bred in captivity as part of the zoo's renowned program. Established in 1874, the zoo receives nearly 2 million annual visitors and covers about 11 hectares (26 acres) in an urban setting within walking distance of the city's downtown area. Among the its 5,000 residents are penguins, rhinoceroses, pygmy hippopotamuses, snow leopards, squirrel monkeys, cheetahs, and European otters. Check the website before your visit to see schedules of feedings or events. A visit to Zoo Basel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Basel online trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I brought my granddaughter to Basel Zoo, despite her three times a year goes with parents to visit the Zoo. Almost every year they do something new, bottled water was included in 2016 have expanded the Department of elephants, the work is completed in 2017. Advise visitors to the Zoo, take a full day, there is the restorante.chi want there are benches so to sit and be able to eat sandwiches is drinks alone
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  • We spent a day at this zoo my husband, our little girl of one year and I. That's nice!!! Very well maintained and cared ... we had lunches so we tasted no food ... was very pleasant, even our little girl was enchanted especially from fish, from giraffes and penguins!
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  • Very nice, very well maintained. A great time with your family! Do not forget the stroller for the baby.
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  • Basel's English Dentist, Dr Garry Bonsall, dental surgeon, loves and recommends Basel Zoli: "my favorite Zoo", says Garry
  • It is a very nice and "green" zoo, it is really like walking in a botanical garden, but with animals, I'm just always afraid when pasing by the Lions ( since there is a very small fence), 😱
  • A great Zoo. Some ways are a little small when you have a buggy. The underwater area gives a lot to see. And there is a big restaurant. It's a very beautiful Zoo. But for a family with two kids, you need more than 100 francs for a visit.
  • Very old and renowned Zoo always something new excellent place to visit
  • Really clean and well maintained zoo. Great for family s. The indoor sections make it a fun visit even on rainy days.

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Business-oriented Basel offers an overwhelming amount of mid-range hotels catering to its business clientele. The city fills up during conferences and events, so be sure to plan accordingly. There are a number of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts too, but they tend to be pretty pricey. You'll find a handful of budget-friendly hostels just south of the city core. Keep in mind that as you move toward the outskirts of town for affordable accommodation, proximity to the train stations will be key. The good news is that a number of the hotels include public transport passes with the cost of a room.
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