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Freie Strasse

Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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The main street of old town

We visited the city in springtime, a sunny saturday with a lot of people walking around. Basel is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ugo100hmonte
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Natal, RN
Sunday ghost town

Seems every thing is closed on Sunday. A handful of people walked about but nothing was open... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
giffenk
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“old town” (5 reviews)
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Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
Altstadt
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"window shopping"
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"pedestrian street"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the city in springtime, a sunny saturday with a lot of people walking around. Basel is not so touristic as other swiss cities, but was a good surprise.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems every thing is closed on Sunday. A handful of people walked about but nothing was open. Mostly chain stores you can find in any big city.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

There always seems more in this street than turns out to be the case. There are a few nice eateries, some shops and a cinema, but I always end up eating back in Barfuzerplats or somewhere nearby,

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Here, in Basel, apart from the museums, parks, churches, that we've seen during our sojourn in Basel Canton, we also walked along this very known alley in Basel. I stress this notion of alley, since this shopping area is really one relatively narrow street which...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Please don’t make the time to go see this unless you’re wealthy & want to tell everyone that you got your t shirt down Freie Strasse. There is a shedload if shops, many with a step and the road slopes down, and lots of cafes...More

1  Thank D L
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

No cars- medieval houses- how can you miss.This can be a short detour wherever you are going - so take it and visit

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is Basel's main shopping street with many international chains such as an Apple store, Starbucks, H&M, Zara, The Body Shop, and others. The architecture is mixed and not really historically worth seeing like that in many German down-town areas. To note: - parking is...More

1  Thank LukiLukeGO
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

If you have money to spend, this is the place to go, although there are not that much options of famous and expensive brands. This is a pedestrian area, so you can shop or window-shop in a relaxed atmosphere. At the time of our visit,...More

1  Thank ilGrec0
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is the street you want to visit for shopping or sightseeing, and it is fine if you are in Basel, but it doesn't compare to similar streets in other European cities.

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

While walking through old basel this is a great location for window shopping all the local and upscale stores. Slightly uphill walking at points this area is great for admiring the old swiss building and historical sights while finding local,pastry bakeries offering delightful sweets.

1  Thank Clyde B
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