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Merian Park (Brüglingen Botanical Gardens)

In 1980 Basel hosted a garden show with the not very imaginative title of Green 80. This name stuck in the public's imagination and was also applied to the botanical gardens. The original name comes from a homestead, the remains of which are still visible. The small nearby castle, which served as Christoph Merian's summer residence, is now a cafe. The huge area of the park is ideal for sports, and kids love the enormous dinosaur statue (affectionately known as Dino), who quietly lets everything pass over him.

Zoologischer Garten Basel

Zoologischer Garten Basel is one of the largest and most popular zoos in the world. With extensive areas and a large variety of animals and plants, this place stands as a pride of the city. Also in the store are a range of tour programs which attract large crowds. A large share of visitors here are students from various educational institutes. The diversity of animal species and the quality facilities offered here make this place distinct. Pay a visit to this place to encounter creatures such as Meerkats, Rhinos, Cheetahs, Okapi and many more.

Goetheanum

Located in the unassuming little town of Dornach, the Goetheanum building is a world famous architectural and cultural landmark built by Rudolf Steiner as the international center of the Anthroposophical Society. Combing the aspects of spirituality and inner development, this popular philosophy attracted a number of thinkers, artists, sculptors, musicians and actors who contributed by working on the new building after the old one was destroyed by fire or performing in the neighboring venues to raise funds. The center today consists of a library, art gallery, exhibition spaces, stunningly decorated performance halls, a bookstore, conference rooms and educational facilities frequently used for cultural events, theater festivals and many other functions. A protected Swiss landmark, it offers guided tours to visitors daily during its opening hours. For further information, visit the official website.

Xoco Tour Basel

Xoco Tour Basel is an entertaining as well as an educative tour that takes you around the wonderful city of Basel. You can get to see the charming old town, where some of the most delicious chocolates take birth. All those who have a fetish for Swiss chocolates, can now indulge in it as much as they want. The tour also organizes a tasting session for you to decide, before buying your favorite chocolate. Their local tour guide will leave no stone unturned in making you comfortable and happy.

Tierpark Weihermätteli

This cute zoo located a few minutes away from the heart of Liestal spells a day full of fun for kids and families. Grazing amid the expanse, watch a diverse species of animals that range from Dartmoor and Shetland ponies, to Scottish Highland cattle, guinea pigs, silka deer, llamas, striped geese, and mini pigs. Adding to the fun, the Tierpark Weihermätteli also offers free pony rides to kids on Wednesday afternoons between 2p and 4p.

Schloss Schönau

Dating from the early 17th century, Schloss Schönau is among the crowning glories of Bad Säckingen. This splendid castle is thronged by avid history buffs and tourists looking to glean the history and culture of the area. Featuring two distinct museums along with informative exhibits pertaining to a variety of subjects within the premises, Schloss Schönau has established itself as a veritable tourist attraction. It also serves as a venue for many events and functions.

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