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Spring in Basel - city in bloom

Enjoy springtime by the Rhine with sunny cafés and sleepy cobbled streets.

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Park im Grünen

Basel Region

The Park in Grünen is a well-loved recreational area on the edge of the city. The asphalted paths are enjoyed by walkers, skaters and bicycle riders and there are also sports facilities, playgrounds and wonderful green spaces.

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The four ferries

Cross the river in the same way as it has been done for the last 150 years. Ring the bell on the landing pier and step aboard one of the four Rhine ferries, powered solely by the natural current of the river.

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Outdoor activities in the Basel region

Explore the city by boat or ferry or make a visit to Basel's zoo or the Lange Erlen animal park, to observe many exotic and domestic animals. Fun for young and old alike! 

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Tierpark Lange Erlen

The Erlenpark is home to monkeys, rodents, water birds, reptiles and even a blue peacock. They all coexist peacefully in the park and welcome inquisitive visitors. In addition to the small zoo, the Erlenpark invites visitors to enjoy a delicious ice cream or iced coffee in its restaurant.

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Basel Zoo

Basel Zentrum

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 animals.

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Basler Personenschifffahrt

This is one not to miss! On board the white fleet of ships operated by the Rhine river cruise company you can explore the city and the surrounding region from the water and at the same time indulge in delicious culinary delights.

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Elisabethenanlage

Close to Basel's main station, the park is very popular with students, passers-by and commuters. The large expanse of grass is an inviting place for children and adults to play and relax.

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Kannenfeldpark

Kannenfeldpark, covering 9.1 hectares, is the largest green space in the city of Basel. In addition to its vast range of trees, the green park is a popular place for young and old to spend time.

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Schützenmattpark

The Schützenmattpark offers everything that a real city park should: a wide range of play equipment for children, a park café and plenty of green lawns on which to relax and sunbathe.

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Merian Gardens

Basel Region

The Merian Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden, a historic park and a carefully designed place for relaxation on the outskirts of the city of Basel. They draw visitors all year round with their stunning array of blooms, unique variety of plants and impressive botanical collections.

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Rhytaxi

Basel Region

Basel can also be ideally explored from the water. For example, on board a Rhytaxi, which will take you from point A to point B.

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