Basel Parks and Gardens

(Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland)

Botanischer Garten Bruglingen photo (Botanical Gardens)Although Basel is by no means a city of parks, there are still plenty of green spaces, gardens and public squares. For one of the city's best collections of plant species, the Basel Botanical Gardens are hard to beat, while for children, the array of wildlife at the Tierpark Langen Erlen is sure to make for a great day out.

Football lovers should pay a visit Basel's St. Jakob's Park, which is not only home to pleasant parkland surroundings, but a modern sports stadium. Opened in the spring of 2001 and costing more than 200 million Swiss Francs to construct, St. Jakob's Stadium is home to over 30 different shops and restaurants, and is also used for ice hockey matches during the winter months.

Springtime image of the Botanischer Garten Bruglingen

Botanischer Garten Brüglingen (Botanical Gardens)

Address: Vorder Brüglingen, Basel, CH-4052, Switzerland, CH
The Basel Botanical Gardens are known locally as the Botanischer Garten Brüglingen and filled with many important plant collections and themed areas. Lovers of horticulture will enjoy the plentiful flowers and seasonal interest, while children will no doubt be mesmerised by the enormous life-size model of a diplodocus dinosaur, which is the parks most photographed sight.
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Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Kannenfeldpark picture


Address: Burgfelderstrasse / Strassburgerallee, Basel, CH-4055, Switzerland, CH
A family orientated park with plenty to keep all ages fully occupied, Kannenfeldpark is close to central Basel and was actually used as a graveyard many years ago. However, Kannenfeldpark is now very much a public park and although it is bordered by a number of busy roads, once inside it feels surprisingly peaceful. A number of popular summer events and celebrations take place here each year.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Tierpark Langen Erlen (Wildlife Park)

Address: Erlenparkweg 110, Basel, Switzerland, CH
A visit to the Tierpark Langen Erlen Wildlife Park makes for a good day out and children will always be pleased to see a variety of different animals. Founded in the early 1870s, the park is today home to wild pigs, native deer, various donkeys and ponies, inquisitive goats, chickens, water fowl and many friendly guinea pigs and rabbits, which can be petted.
Open hours: daily, May to September - 07:00 to 19:00; October to April - 08:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Solitude Park view

Solitude Park

Address: Solitude-Promenade, Basel, CH-4058, Switzerland, CH
Located amidst a prominent industrial area of Basel, Solitude Park is surprisingly tranquil and a much-appreciated green space. Many large trees edge the park and hide the surrounding scenery, and during the summer season, plenty of flowers provide areas of bright colour. A playground area is available for children looking to let off steam, with plenty of seating nearby.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

St. Jakob's Park

Address: St. Jakob Strasse 395, Basel, CH-4052, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 375 12 22
Most people come to St. Jakob's Park for one thing only, its state-of-the-art stadium, where many football games, sporting events, athletics games and concerts are regularly held. Complete with plenty of places to shop and eat, the St. Jakob's Stadium is conveniently close to the A2 and has a capacity of more than 6,000 seated spectators and further standing spaces.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free