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Basel Each traveler can easily find a suitable place for rest in Basel. A great number of modern sports centers, shopping centers, zoos and amusement parks, noisy discos and energetic night clubs will definitely make every day of rest in the city a truly unique and exciting holiday. Those travellers, who come to Basel with their family, are recommended to visit the main zoo of the city - Zoo Basel. Here children are welcome to participate in fascinating lectures from which they can learn a lot of new information about the life of animals. Small visitors will be able to feed the animals and even make a memorable photo with the inhabitants of the zoo. There is one more zoological garden not far away from the city center. This is Basler Zoologischer Garten. It also features widest choice of different species of animals, and a beautiful design of the open-air cages, and rich choice of exotic plants in the garden make the excursion even more interesting.
Basel is a cozy and attractive city that has won the hearts of millions of travelers. Most tourists visit the city during various carnivals and festivals. The majority of these national … Open
Fans of walking and cycling will never get bored in Basel as to their service is offered a truly huge number of beautiful parks and gardens. Such parks as Solitude, Kannenfeldpark and Botanischer Garten Bruglingen are known as the most famous and popular among tourists. In their territory you will also find truly excellent conditions for sports activities and picnics. Basel Private Running Tours should be definitely distinguished among the sports complexes of the city, and fans of spa treatments will surely fall in love with CityBeach Messe-Parking center, where in addition to numerous beauty and massage parlors visitors will find several amazing swimming pools. In Basel work many modern cinema theaters. If you are in a mood for watching your favorite movie, move your feet to such cinemas as Filmpalast, Club, Atelier, Camera, or Central.
When it comes to shopping, the choice of various trading pavilions and specialty stores is simply huge. Chocolate remains one of the major gifts that tourists prefer to buy as a souvenir from Basel. The best place to purchase pastries and sweets is to go to Merkur Chocolaterie store, which sells candies from various types of chocolate. Art connoisseurs are recommended to search for memorable gifts in Kunsthalle art gallery, where they will be able to purchase works by famous contemporary artists. Flohmarkt is considered the most interesting place for tourists among the open markets of the city. The local merchants offer visitors to purchase interesting crafts, various handmade souvenirs and antiques. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Basel Cathedral is known as the main object of tourist excursions. During hundreds of years the cathedral remains the undisputed symbol of the city. Its construction took place in the middle … Open
The city of Basel is a unique and multifaceted destination, which also becomes more socially oriented with every year. Here you can enjoy active pastime, as well as activities for mental development, like enjoying the lectures in the open air or free group yoga classes on the banks of the Rhine under the strict guidance of the most real professionals in this field. The first thing you must do in Basel is to organize the self-guided excursion among historical buildings and numerous museums.
BASEL In Switzerland, everything is expensive, but in large cities like Basel and even more so. The main shopping streets here are Kellergässlein and Totengässlein, as well as the area in the area of the Manor shopping center. In the adjacent streets there are, of course, small boutiques and small benches, but if you do not know about them, you can hardly find them. Here there are basically typical mass-market brands. However, if you want to see the curiosity, go on a weekend or Friday afternoon at Peterplatz, where a flea market usually takes place.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Basel and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Basel

Café des Arts
Where: Barfüsserplatz 6, Basel; More info: Tram to barfüsserplatz;
Hirscheneck
Where: Lindenberg 23, Basel; More info: Tram to wettsteinplatz;
Cargo Kultur Bar
Where: St. Johanns-Vorstadt 46, Basel; More info: Tram to johanniterbrücke;
Kaserne
Where: Klybeckstrasse 1b, Basel; More info: Tram to kaserne;
Fischerstube
Where: Rheingasse 43, Basel; More info: Tram to rheingasse;
NT Areal
Where: Erlenstrasse 21, Basel;
Nordstern
Where: Voltastrasse 30, Basel; More info: Tram to voltaplatz;
Atlantis
Where: Klosterberg 13, Basel; More info: Tram to basel kirschgarten;
The Annex
Where: Binningerstrasse 14, Basel; More info: Tram to basel zoo;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Basel
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 125.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Basel
♥   Amusement park 'Steinwasen Park' Oberried, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'FreizeitPark Bell' Bell, 78.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Cigoland' Kintzheim, 78.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Europa-Park' Rust, 79.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Familienpark Funny-World' Kappel-Grafenhausen, 82.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Basel
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach, 98.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Basel
♥   Restaurant 'Bel Etage' Basel. Type - Classic French|International. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Quatre Saisons' Basel. Type - Classic cuisine|International. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'St. Albaneck' BASEL. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|International. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'St. Alban-Stübli' Basel. Type - Traditional cuisine|Classic French. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zum Goldenen Fass' Basel. Type - International. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Basel from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
As in many other cities around the world, the flower clock in Zurich looks different each year. Its  design is created by the best florists of the country. At the first glance, it may seem that flowers on the flowerbed are set in a chaotic manner. In fact, prior to planting, each plant goes through a series of tests. Plants are selected to ensure that they will look pleasing throughout the season. … Read further

Schloss Hallwyl

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
The castle was opened in 1925 for a free visit. In most of his rooms and rooms the museum was furnished. In the halls the unique collection of the portraits of all members of the Hallwyl family is preserved. Part of the most valuable 'medical collection' has also been preserved in the castle. In the garden the healing and culinary grasses are cultivated. In the former horse stables there was the cozy café, which is characterized by the romantic interior and the varied national dishes. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Basel

Guide to your best city break in Basel - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Basel - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Basel?' disappears immediately.
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