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Holidays in Frick

A city trip to Frick in the Swiss canton of Aargau is always worth it…because dinosaurs are inspiring for young and old people alike.

The rural village entered the news when the first dinosaur skeletons were found here in the 1960s. The treasures collected here over the decades are housed by the Dinosaur Museum which came into existence in 1991. After the archaeologists and palaeontologists it is now dinosaur enthusiasts who come for a short trip or a mini-break to Frick every Sunday. The village is easily accessible from Germany as it is not far from the river Rhine and therefore only a stone’s throw from Southern Germany. Frick is located on the Motorway A3, about halfway between Zurich and Basel. This makes it easy to plan a quick stop at the Dinosaur Museum while on a city trip. The roundabout at the motorway exit greets visitors with a dinosaur sculpture which is several metres high.

The Dinosaur Museum in Frick came to fame as it is home to the only, complete skeleton of a Plateosaurus in Switzerland. This dinosaur was an herbivore giant, between 7 and 8 metres long, and probably moved upright on its hind legs. The specimen in Frick was not fully grown but is still quite impressive.

The dinosaur educational trail is also the only in all of Switzerland. It takes visitors on a relaxing stroll from the Dinosaur Museum to the clay pit where excavations are still taking place today. Eight information stations provide visitors with information about the history of the earth and its earlier inhabitants. At the end of the trail, a BBQ spot awaits which is frequently used by families as rest stop.

Apart from dinosaur bones, Frick also impresses with a number of fossils. The gallery primarily displays fossils from the Jurassic Sea which covered the area around Frick about 200 million years ago. Snails and mussels as well as numerous bizarre sea creatures, such as primeval fish, inspire children and help them discover their own imagination.

Be sure not to miss the “Klopfplatz” (tap square). This is a special area where everyone can come at any time and search for fossils personally. However, it is important to bring tools as they are not provided. And please respect the barriers so as not to endanger the professional excavations.

A city trip to Frick will provide memories for a life-time and will be fondly spoken of in many conversations to come.


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Hotel Adler

Hotel Adler

Hauptstrasse 82, Frick
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Frick, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Frick Dinosaur Museum and Church of St Peter and St Paul. Fricktal Golf Club is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

£87
Motel One Basel

Motel One Basel

Barfüssergasse 16, Basel
4.4
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt Grossbasel, this hotel is steps from Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel Historical Museum, and Basler Muenster. Basel Town Hall and Spalentor are also within 15 minutes.

£69
Dorint An der Messe Basel

Dorint An der Messe Basel

Schoenaustrasse 10, Basel
4.2
of 5, from 229 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Basel City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Matthew Parish and Messeturm Basel. Basel Town Hall and Basler Muenster are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£51
ibis budget Basel City

ibis budget Basel City

Grosspeterstrasse 12, Basel
3.6
of 5, from 53 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Basel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of BIS Tower, Basel Historical Museum, and Basler Muenster. Basel Town Hall and Basel Zoo are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£94
Novotel Basel City

Novotel Basel City

Grosspeterstrasse 12, Basel
4.2
of 5, from 45 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Basel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of BIS Tower, Basel Historical Museum, and Basler Muenster. Messeturm Basel and Basel Town Hall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£122
Hotel Basel

Hotel Basel

Münzgasse 12, Basel
4.8
of 5, from 129 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt Grossbasel, this hotel is steps from Pharmacy Museum Basel and Basel Town Hall. Basel Historical Museum and Basler Muenster are also within 10 minutes.

£72
ibis Styles Basel City

ibis Styles Basel City

Grosspeterstrasse 44, Basel
4.2
of 5, from 4 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Basel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of BIS Tower, Basel Historical Museum, and Basler Muenster. Messeturm Basel and Basel Town Hall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel-Restaurant Löwen

Hotel-Restaurant Löwen

Hauptstr. 23, Todtmoos
2.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Todtmoos, this hotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Heimatmuseum Resenhof and within 12 mi (20 km) of Dom St. Blasien and Textile Museum. Ski Arena Spießhorn and Burg Barenfels are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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