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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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A Little Fun of Surprise

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..!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a unique experience. I loved crossing the Rhein on this little ferry. The special thing is that the ferry is connected to a wire (I assume so it stays on track and doesn't get pushed downriver). The guy is friendly and you get a good view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This will take you a few minutes and coins but would be a pit to miss. The boats are propelled by the river current which is rather fast. Nice little thing to do in Basel.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Rhine ferries are a fun and uniquely Basel way to cross the river. You also get a perspective of the city that is impossible to get any other way, and since some of Basel's most beautiful buildings are along the river this absolutely worth it. Trips are only a few francs, and it's surprisingly fast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This boat is a great way to cross the river. It is attached to a heavy wire across the river as the water runs very fast. It is a neat experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well worth the trip to see how the ferry is powered across the river. Also a very friendly and chatty boatman on the one we took. The chat was in Swiss German though.

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

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