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Address: Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Interesting but not amazing

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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1,070 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Yucaipa, California
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193 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 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.

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SF Bay Area
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Spending time walking up and down the cobble stone streets and window shopping was my way to unwind after some very hectic work days spent recently in Basel. The area is really charming with beautiful architecture. I plan to come back here every time I'm in Basel. There are a lot of eateries in the area as well, though I... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Worth a look but I guess with the uk exchange rate in the doldrums made Switzerland even more expensive.

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Thank ye12013
Zurich, Switzerland
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310 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

One can compare this shopping mall with the (not far) Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. As far as shopping is shopping, the Bahnhofstrasse is far superior, even if here there's still a good choice of shops and wares. But if you look around and above the showcase windows, the architecture here is much gentler and appealing, with some palaces of this warm... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is just a boring shopping venue. Mostly big, well known department stores. Nothing special. A couple of expensive shops among the others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,418 reviews
758 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

A major street for shopping. The name "Free" Street refers to the times back in the Middle Ages when you could transport your goods down this street for free but if you wanted to stop and sell them, then you had to pay a fee,

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Istanbul, Turkey
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148 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you like to shopping, you can go there in Basel. There are some brands which are not expensive ones, but not so many. Also it is close to middle of the city.

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Thank Secil K
Antwerp, Belgium
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318 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

a very disappointing shopping street for a town like Basel. It's much more fun to wander around in the little streets surrounding this one.

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London, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Otherwise uninteresting street with large relatively modern buildings and expensive shops. If you come to Basel to buy things this is for you, if you come for the culture, history and art it is not. Travel through the old streets with their old houses running on either side of this street.

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