Basel Children Entertainment Tour (Self Guided), Basel

Basel is a city with numerous opportunities for children to be entertained. The boys will surely be delighted by all the running and climbing at a venue like Schützenmattpark, while the girls will enjoy the enormous dollhouse. Then, there are the locations for both sexes including The Botanical Garden, toy shop and zoo.
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Basel Children Entertainment Tour Map

Guide Name: Basel Children Entertainment Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Basel (See other walking tours in Basel)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Cathy
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Botanical Garden
  • Basler Kindertheater
  • Zur Puppenfee
  • Dollhouse Museum
  • Zoological Garden
  • Schützenmattpark
Botanical Garden

1) Botanical Garden (must see)

Botanical Garden is part of the University complex. The present garden is the oldest in the former German section of Switzerland. Since its establishment in 1589, the garden has developed into an enormous attraction with millions of species of trees, herbs and bushes. Also, Botanical Garden not only offers an incredible collection of flora, but also aides in the reproduction, conservation and promoting of the sacred plants.
Basler Kindertheater

2) Basler Kindertheater

Basler Kindertheater is a theater for children, located in the heart of the city. Kindertheater is no ordinary theater as the professional actors generally find creative ways of getting the audience (especially the children) involved. This is a fantastic opportunity for both the children and their parents to discover and develop their creative talents.
Zur Puppenfee

3) Zur Puppenfee

Zur Puppenfee is the most incredible toy shop in the city. The store offers an enormous collection of teddy bears, dolls, doll houses and accessories. Additionally, Zur Puppenfee also specializes in the most antique and rare toys you could ever imagine. If you have children, make sure you stop by Zur Puppenfee.
Dollhouse Museum

4) Dollhouse Museum (must see)

Dollhouse Museum in Basel is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. The museum is located at Barfüsserplatz in the city center. The museum displays over 6,000 exhibits (teddy bears, dolls, play shops, dollhouses and miniatures) 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. Gisela Oeri, chairwoman of local football club FC Basel, is heavily involved in the museum on a financial level.

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Zoological Garden

5) Zoological Garden (must see)

Zoo Basel is a non-profit zoo. Its official name is Zoologischer Garten Basel. Basel residents, however, call their zoo affectionately Zolli.

Zoo Basel is Switzerland's oldest (1874) and largest zoo (by number of animals). With over 1.7 million visitors per year, it is the most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland with an entrance fee.

Zoo Basel was ranked as one of the fifteen best zoos in the world by Forbes Travel in 2008, and in 2009 as the seventh best in Europe by Anthony Sheridan from the Zoological Society of London.

The zoo had the first Indian rhinoceros birth in a zoo, as well as the first Greater flamingo hatch. It has also had repeated breeding success with animals including cheetahs (18 births). Every Somali Wild Ass (a donkey) in zoos worldwide is related to the population in Basel, where this species' zoological breeding program was started.

Operating hours: Jan./Febr. 8 am – 5:30 pm; March/April 8 am – 6 pm; May-August 8 am – 6:30; Sept./Oct. 8 am – 6 pm; Nov./Dec. 8 am – 5:30 pm;

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6) Schützenmattpark

Schützenmattpark is located near Schützenmatte Stadium and is renown for not only its large number of old trees, but also for its lush green lawn, benches and huge playground. The playground is divided into several different sections, including a wooden castle for the older children, smaller equipment for the younger ones as well as a number of swings and little huts for both ages. Ice cream, always a child's delight, is also offered.

Walking Tours in Basel, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Create Your Own Walk in Basel

Creating your own self-guided walk in Basel is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Basel Famous Museums (Part 1)

Basel Famous Museums (Part 1)

Basel is a city with a rich history, diverse culture and splendid setting. Thus, the local museums are loaded with phenomenal collections, sure to make your visit entertaining, insightful and educational. If you plan on spending multiple days in Basel, make sure you reserve at least one day for the museums.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Basel Nightlife Tour

Basel Nightlife Tour

Basel is a city with a very busy and exciting nightlife. The selection of nightclubs, discos, strip bars and lounges is incredibly diverse and will satisfy individuals of any taste. Night spots inside the city are often crowded (locals and tourists alike), so make sure you arrive early and stay late!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Basel Religious Edifices

Basel Religious Edifices

The churches of Basel are important cultural, religious and architectural elements of the city. The architecture is especially sacred, considering that despite most of the congregations being Catholic, the styles and design remain different. Some, for example, are constructed in a modern style, while others reflect the more ancient designs. Take a tour down the religious edifices of Basel today!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

Basel Famous Museums (Part 2)

As previously examined in the first part of Basel's famous museums, visitors were able to experience the fantastic history, culture and heritage of this amazing city. We continue our examination of the best museums in Basel in part two, offering tourists a chance to visit Museum of Pharmacy, Natural History Museum, Dollhouse Museum, Music Museum, Sports Museum of Switzerland and much more.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Basel's Right Bank

Basel's Right Bank

Unlike the other part of Basel sitting on the left bank of the Rhine, the city's right bank is dominated by old buildings and, as such, represents a great deal of interest to the history and architecture buffs, as well as those keen on medieval European heritage. If you're one of them, follow this walk and discover the sights of the right-bank part of Basel!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Riehen in Basel

Riehen in Basel

Despite Riehen being a small municipality, the territory is covered with a large number of interesting buildings as well as entertaining attractions. Thus, this tour guide is completely reserved for Riehen and the many exciting ventures you may observe during your stay.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles