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Basic shopping street

Freie Strasse is one of many shopping streets in Basel with a selection of expensive shops and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Barry A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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 29 May 2018
Natal, RN
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Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides being great for shopping, this street is beautiful. Runs from the Marktplatz with benches along it to rest (or wait for your wife as she shops). Take Munsterberg up to the Cathedral.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far not the only shopping area in Basel, but probably the best known, located between squares, the Marktplatz and the Bankenplatz. Apple has a store there as well. In December the Christmas lights makes this the greatest Main Street in any Swiss...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Freie Strasse is one of many shopping streets in Basel with a selection of expensive shops and restaurants (everything is expensive in Basel). This street leads away from the central Markplatz and is included in one of the 5 walks of Basel detailed in the...More

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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.

Thank ugo100hmonte
Reviewed 20 May 2018 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.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 29 April 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 3 April 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

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 25 November 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
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

1  Thank gsrs
Reviewed 18 July 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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