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Zoo Basel

Binningerstrasse 40, 4054 Basel, Switzerland


About Zoo Basel

This park is an ideal place to stroll in the open air, in the winter months the various animal houses guarantee up close and personal encounters with a wide variety of animals.   It is home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animals. With its fascinating park landscape and lovingly designed enclosures, Basel Zoo is well worth a visit at any time of year.

Attractions near Zoo Basel

St. Paul's Church, Basel0.48km from Zoo Basel

St. Paul's Church was constructed between 1898 and 1901 by Karl Moser and Robert Curjel and features a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. The apse is fitted with a stone pulpit that is raised behind a stone communion table. The apse also features a gallery, with a central arch behind the pulpit, in which the organ and choir are placed. It is now one of the beautiful pilgrimage centers in this area and a lot of tourists visit this place every day.

Birsig0.51km from Zoo Basel

The Birsig is a fairly small river in eastern France and northern Switzerland. The source is in the village of Biederthal, in the French Haut-Rhin department, near the Swiss border. Birsig is about 21 kilometers long, and the water separation area is around 82 square kilometers. It flows variably through Swiss and French territory and through the Birsig Valley. It was one of the beautiful places in this area and also a picnic spot.

Kunsteisbahn Margarethen0.89km from Zoo Basel

Patinoire des Vernets is an arena located in Geneva, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of Genève-Servette HC. Opened in 1958, it has a seating capacity for 7,135 people. The arena hosted the 1962 FIBA Champions Cup final in which Dynamo Tbilisi of Georgia defeated Real Madrid 90–83. The 1976 and 1984 finals of the same competition were also hosted at the arena. Patinoire des Vernets also hosted the 1991 cup winners cup final.

Strassburger Denkmal0.93km from Zoo Basel

The Strasbourg monument in Basel stands on the Centralbahnplatz near the SBB train station and commemorates the humanitarian aid during the siege of Strasbourg in the Franco-German War.  The monument, created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in 1895, was donated by the French Baron Hervé de Gruyer , as thanks for the Swiss support of the population of the heavily shelled French city of Strasbourg in neighboring Alsace.

Toy Worlds Museum Basel1.06km from Zoo Basel

The Dollhouse Museum in Basel is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. Now known as the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. The museum is located at Barfüsserplatz in the city center. The museum displays over 6,000 exhibits in arranged vignettes. It also regularly organizes special exhibitions on individual themes. In particular, the teddy bear collection is unique the world over in terms of variety and quality.

Jewish Museum of Switzerland1.07km from Zoo Basel

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland shows one of the best collections of Judaica in central Europe. It exhibits valuable items depicting religious and everyday life and aims to introduce the Jewish history of Basel and the region. Tombstones dating from the Middle Ages and contemporary documents, Hebrew books printed by the famous Basel printing houses, and mementos of the Zionist Congresses enrich the collection.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.