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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Must do river crossing

Its not only a good way to cross the river, it's also a super peaceful mode of transport that is simple the boat being pushed by the current. I could have gone back and forth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Its not only a good way to cross the river, it's also a super peaceful mode of transport that is simple the boat being pushed by the current. I could have gone back and forth several times enjoying the nice view and the serene environment as no motor noise is disturbing you.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Perhaps you have wandered through the small streets- Gässli - of Basel all day, have seen the gothic cathedral and townhall, have visited some of the museums that Basel is famous for, have had lunch in the Fourth King (Vierter König) bordering the Rhine - and now you are TIRED and want to SIT DOWN and enjoy the Rhine with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the little ferry powered by the current. Best part of trip was picnicking on the banks of rhein underneath the Munster with all the locals watching them float by with their dry packs as floating aids.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visiting Basel it is a must to jump on one out of more Rhein Ferry boats. Powered by the river current it crosses the Rhein very quick and to a very affordable price. Living in Basel it are used for the daily crossing of the river, and you can even buy multiple trip tickets.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The journey is short but pleasant and on a hot day can cool you a bit. Its relaxing and you get a great view of the river bank. The fare is not covered by the tram ticket system but for around 2chf (I forget the actual price) is well worth it. Plus it sometimes gets you to where you need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Crossing the river then stroll along the river banks of Rhine was so special for us, Basel is the start of the long river cruise up to Amsterdam, a very good experience..!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been travelling on Basel's four ferries for almost 40 years now, and I still find it as exciting as the first time. It's a great 5-minute thrill for Fr. 1.60 a journey. And since they're spread out from the Breiti to St. Johann, there's always one close by. My kids used to love to ring the bell to call... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must for Basel, we take all our guests on the Rheinfaehre. Because its fun ant it creates a perfect tour going from Marktplatz, accross Mittlere Bruecke, to teh Rheinfaehre and up to the Muenster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

when in basel, a ride on the rhine ferry is a must. it takes about 5 minutes for 1,50 chf , its absolutely worth it for the view, the atmosphere, the fährima especially... just try ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Can't argue with the price, doesn't last that long but it's a fun way to get back across the river and see it closer up. Really enjoyable and a good price too.

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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel

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