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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and Drop Off Included
"Basel Zoo is a popular excursion destination and well worth a visit at any time of year. In the summer months the 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. If you wish to discover an underwater world there are several underwater creatures to discover at the vivarium. The recently rebuilt lion enclosure “Gamgoas” and the monkey house are two attractions worth a special mention.The Zoological Gardens known affectionately as “Zolli” by Basel's inhabitants opened in Basel in 1874 and is home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animalsHotel pick-up and drop-off included."
From CHF52.00
 
Laguna Water Park Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off Included
"Begin an exciting day at the Laguna Water Park in Germany with the convenience of hotel pickup service. Choose from multiple pickup times to suit your schedule and inform you driver of your preferred return time.Select from one of the five pools at Laguna Water Park and let the fun begin. Surf waves app 86°F (30°C). Jump into the Adventure Pool offering 1884ft² (175m²) of space for swimming and fun. Splash it up in the Children's Paddling Pool 90°F (32°C) with waterfall water-spraying animals and mini-slides. Check out the 82ft (25m) Sports Pool at 82°F (28°C) and the Outdoor Pool at 90°F (32°C). Treat yourself to the Champagne Bubble Beds. Relax as the massage jets and waterfall gently massage you. Experience t at the appointed time to take you and your party back to your hotel."
From CHF75.00
 
Helicopter Skydive in Interlaken
"After meeting our staff at the Drop Zone office Wilderswil / Interlaken the professional staff will introduce you into the procedures and safety issues of the tandem skydive. A few practical ground exercises a jump suit googles and harness and you will be shuttled to the helicopter base. Say your last words into the camera before the scenic helicopter ride takes you up the steep mountains to about 14'000ft. Enjoy the fantastic and unique view into the snowy Swis hold your harness and jump into the open space between the perfectly sound helicopter and the breathtaking landscape of the Interlaken area. The parachute will gently open after about 45 seconds of a thrilling free fall with 120 miles an hour. Take t smile and relax for the safe landing back at the base of Skydive Interlaken."""
From CHF475.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Basel

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Christmas market

Basel's Christmas market takes place in Barfüßerplatz and around Barfüßerkirche. It is an enjoyable market. The stalls offer a lot of unique arts and crafts in good quality, in addition to a wide...
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Harley Niggi-Näggi

St Nikolaus ("Samichlaus") Day, December 6, is an important event in Basel. It's worth visiting the city on that day if you want some additional pre-Christmas flair and do some Nikolaus-spotting. The...
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Fasnacht

I am astonished to see that VT's opulent Basel travel guide does not, so far, contain much about Basel's so special carnival. The Fasnacht is the most famous event in the city. Basel locals,...
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Graettimaa

I was surprised to find a tradition here so alive which was almost extinct in some other parts of the German-speaking world. For long time, it was a tradition to bake and give away little men baked...
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Airpunk
Jun 10, 2013

Vogel Gryff

the "Bird Griffin" - Vogel Gryff seems to be yet another of the dragons in Basel. It is one of the three Signs of the three "Ehrengesellschaften" of Basel. Guilds would be the english word (thank you...
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Myndo
Apr 04, 2011

Reformation and Humanism

Basel became a center for Reformation studies and Humanism. At the University library one can see among other things manuscripts of the religious reformers Martin Luther, Erasmus, Huldrych Zwingli,...
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Bjorgvin
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Berri-Mailbox

I noticed there are some mailboxes in Basel with special design. One of them I saw at the former city gate Spalentor, another next to the so called Stadthaus (corner Schneidergasse and Totengässlein),...
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german_eagle
Nov 05, 2010

Basel Autumn Fair

The Basel Autumn Fair (Herbstmess) is the oldest and largest fun fair in Switzerland, going back to the 15th century. It is great fun for young and old, families, groups of kids as well as...
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german_eagle
Nov 05, 2010

Have you ever nibbled a famous laeckerli?

While walking around Basel I discovered the Laeckerli Huus with its famous Laeckerli, which is a kind of original Basel speciality."Lecker" means "delicious" in German. That small gingerbread biscuit...
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csordila
Mar 26, 2009

The only Protestant carnival in the world

The carnival is the largest spectacle of Basel since 1376 according to the earliest records. The procession is beginning on the Monday following the Ash Wednesday and last until three day every year....
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csordila
Apr 16, 2008

Trash Day

There is a scheduled pick up time for all your disposables. Locals would put them out in the curb and the bags must be purchased from the city itself. Prices vary based on the size of the these bags....
LrSorr
Jun 10, 2007

1st of August: Ntl Holidays

The first of August is the National holiday. On this day most shops are closed - as if it was a sunday.Most festivities will be held on the evening before, though. Maybe because the next day (August...
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Myndo
Aug 01, 2006

Fasnacht

Go for this crazy festival when all the lights are switched off and baslers stay up all night to welcome in lent listening to trommlers (drummers) and pfiffers (piccolo players) make an unholy racket....
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harpistls
May 25, 2006

Basel Carneval

Unique fun, a whole town gets converted, noisy, colorful, nuts...it's mainly a street festival. It takes place every year at the end of February or early March (6 weeks before Easter). It starts at 4...
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Ritchie_Lionheart
Dec 13, 2005

Top Hotels in Basel

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Blumenrain 8, (Formerly Drei Konige Am Rhein), Basel, Basel, CH-4001, Switzerland
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Steinengraben 69, Basel, Basel, CH - 4051, Switzerland
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Am Spalenberg Munzgasse 12, Basel, Basel, 4001, Switzerland
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Clarastrasse 43, Basel, Basel, 4005, Switzerland
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Centralbahnplatz 1, Basel, Basel, 4002, Switzerland
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Zurcherstrasse 149, Basel, Basel, 4052, Switzerland
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Top Things to Do in Basel

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Muenster Cathedral

The Baseler Münster (cathedral) is the main church of the area, built from red sandstone between 1019 and 1500 in romanic and gothic architectural style. The front of the Münster is decorated with...
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Rathaus

Basel Rathaus or town hall, is red with very detailed pictures on the front. Front part of the building with arcades is from 1504 to 1514. The tower from 1899 to 1901. Town hall tours are every...
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Zoo

The Basel Zoo is located quite central in the city, therefore being relatively small as there is no additional space for expansion left. It is nonetheless one of the most important zoos in Europe,...
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Walking

One of the best places to view the old city of Basel is from the far bank of the river Rhine. Cross over the historic Mittlere Brücke and walk down the promenade before returning on one of the river...
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Tinguely Fountain

The late Jean Tinguely (he died 1991) was a Basel artist who focused on "mechanical" or "kinetic" art, improvising moving machines that at first sight do not serve a recognisable purpose. One of his...
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Spalentor City Gate

Spalentor is the most richly decorated and most impressive of the three remaining city gates (out of formerly seven). It was built in the 15th century and remained in use as part of the defense...
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"Basel - Switzerland's Gate to the world"
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Myndo

"Basel - trinational"
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Nemorino

"Cycling and recycling in Basel"
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"Basel"
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"BASEL CITY and RHEIN RIVER - SWITZERLAND"
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