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Best shopping street in Basel

This is a lovely street with the shops and boutiques you'd expect in a city like Basel with some of... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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
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Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

This is a lovely street with the shops and boutiques you'd expect in a city like Basel with some of the common high street names and some more "Swiss" businesses. If you like shopping this street is a must.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AliceBandB
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StefanCal
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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,

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 746dl
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank gsrs
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