What to Do in Basel During the Day



Spread over 24 acres of magnificent parkland in the very heart of the city, Basel Zoo offers its visitors an incredible glimpse into the world’s wildlife.

Indeed, the zoo’s designers carefully planned the zoo’s habitat to give the animals the impression that they are still living in the wild. Basel Zoo is a very interactive experience, designed to stimulate visitors’ imaginations, and offers a realistic recreation of an African plain or an Amazonian jungle. The attractions change according to the season, making Basel Zoo a fantastic year-round experience – however the highlight in the winter when the temperature drops below 50 degrees fahrenheit is the wonderfully charming Penguin walk. The zoo also has exciting features for young people, including a Children’s Zoo complete with a petting area. With VIP Tours available on request, Basel Zoo is the number one choice for the elite traveler and family.

Doris Grimm, Administration Manager

+41 61 295 3535

Binningerstrasse 40, 4011 Basel