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Address: Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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Expensive Swiss Shopping

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Freie Street is full with markets and shops you can browse but of course the prices are Switzerland prices so consider shopping here only if you have enough money with you. There are beautiful little streets and little shops nearby. The most beautiful thing is you may run into some really talented street artists if you are lucky. So... More 

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Antwerpen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Freie strasse is a shopping street with several high end shops, like juwelers, Cartier's and Louis Vuitton, but also shops like Zara, Benetton, ... The true beauty of the street reveals itself when you stop looking at the windows, but start looking upwards at the beautiful architecture.

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