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Rheinfahre

Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 77 attractions in Basel
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

An absolute must in Basel.... stunning views on the old city, anecdotes from the "schiffahrer", an everlasting memory for children

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Edinburgh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Relaxed and quiet but a really nice way to cross the river. At 1 franc 30 cents well worth the experience

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Poole, United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
90 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We have ridden these boats many times in the summer, but when the Rhine is running and you get a cold clear dry day, you must allow these lovely boats to de stress your life. Also marvel at the clever way they use nothing other than GCSE vector forces to work!

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Keerbergen,Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

There are plenty of bridges in Basel but crossing the Rhine in one of these nostalgic little boats is "a must"! I was the skipper's only customer and I enjoyed the peaceful boat trip, the sound of the water, the boatman's joyful whistling demonstrating he still liked his job after having crossed the river a million times and I tried... More

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Perth, Scotland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was one of the things I really wanted to do in Basel as I had read about it but couldn't imagine how it worked. In fact it is very clever and the boats cross the Rhine using the current. There is a steel cable which is attached to a steel cable fixed on both sides of the Rhine and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We crossed the river on Sunday morning just gone, a crisp bright morning and got an amazing view down the river! It actually cost us nothing- the man said it was something to do with Christmas, Happy days! LOVELY thing to do whilst you're there!

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Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

underneath the cathedral you can cross the river with a boat, the price is acceptable. You can also get into it from the opposite side. It is a quite way and you have a gorgeous view along the river.

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vancouver, canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Was a very nice cruise up to Rheinfeld; were a bridge crosses the Rhein preventing big boats from going any farther. Lots to see and while we didn't eat anything, the lunch being served to the others on board looked yummy. It appeared to us that there were many locals on board. Rheinfeld is a beautiful old town. We took... More

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Anytown, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had seen the ferry from up the bridge and from the shore and decided to take a ride. It is certainly a quaint old way of crossing the Rhine. Takes you back to the time before mechanized travel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Folks always complain how expensive Switzerland is. Well, here you have a unique bargain. These little ferries shuttle folks across the Rhine simply powered by the stream for over 100 years. I recommend the Münster-Fähre which operates between the cathedral and the river promenade. Read more on it at Wikipedia (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basler_F%C3%A4hren) - unfortunately only in German and the local dialect... More

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