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A Respite from the City

A short distance from the city center, Merian Garten provides an opportunity to appreciate Basel... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Carlton G
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Many many afternoons here

By far my most visited place in Basel. You can take the number 10 tram easily or simply walk from... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Karin B
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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

A short distance from the city center, Merian Garten provides an opportunity to appreciate Basel and its surroundings outside of the busy city center. A visit is recommended for a stroll around the gardens and along the hills as well as lunch at the house...More

Thank Carlton G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

By far my most visited place in Basel. You can take the number 10 tram easily or simply walk from M-Parc. There are two lovely places to get a little bite or coffee but the cafeteria by the lake has the most seating and food...More

Thank Karin B
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful garden with an amazing allotment and small holding. Such peace can be found here. It was well worth the visit for a bit of escapism

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Merian Garten and Park im Grünen are close to each other. During spring the Merian Garten is full of the most beautiful and colorful flowers

Thank Maria C
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Loved this garden! We enjoyed the animals, plants, and the the maze. It was difficult for us to find as the sign before the garden pointed left. We went left and got lost.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

this was our station on our trip to Croatia and we didn't regret on it. It is amazing,beautiful nature and everything is green,perfect for nature lover like me.

Thank CholeC20
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We came to meet friends at the Villa Merian and were fascinated by the size and the multiple offerings in this wonderful garden space. There are a variety of different gardens and at least two restaurants. The smaller and more enjoyable of the two is...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a large park (or several small parks). You can see nesting birds, kids playing or just take a quiet walk on the secluded trails by the river.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This huge and diverse park is the largest in Switzerland for sure and one of the largest in Europe. It is totally free and open 365 days from 8 AM to sunset. Even if there are no flowers in winter, it is well worth visiting...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We were at thus place at the last Saturday of the month, when the old mill is in operation. It was very nice for the kids to learn how grains were ground with the grind stone and the river. Also the flower 🌸 were very...More

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