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Rheinfahre

Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 68 Attractions in Basel
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
78 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must do in basel. Amazing how fast the boat goes - powered only by the current. You can cross at three places although I think the best place is just behind the Munster.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I travelled on this little boat with my 11 year old son. It was a really nice way to cross the river and see the city.

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Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A interesting way to cross the Rhein and a good opportunity to view the houses/buildings from the middle. Not something you want to do more than once but something worth doing.

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London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews 303 reviews
90 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

So much more fun to cross the Rhine than walking across a bridge! This is some pretty clever engineering for 1.60 CHF. You wouldn't just want to cross once!

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A fun way to cross the river. 1.6CF for adults, .8CF for kids, so it's probably the cheapest entertainment you can find in Switzerland. Not terribly exciting, but I'm glad we tried it!

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Having lived in Basel for 3 and a half years we have had plenty of visitors and this little boat ride is always on the to-do list! Quaint and a little bit different, it gives a great river-height view of the banks of the Rhine and non-Basel residents especially like it! Spoke to a friend who visited 3 years ago... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The boat cost 1.60 swiss francs per journey, the boat ride was about 4mins but it is such a tranquil and relaxing experience, I would recommend everyone to have a ride for the experience of a boat on string with no motor powered by the current of the Reine.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is certainly not the fastest way to cross the Rhine River, but the neatest. Those small ferries are a living, or rather, floating piece of history. Suspended from a steel cable across the river, theyuse the force of the current to make th crossing, without any motor at all. It is a very peaceful and scenic way to cross,... More

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

there are four ferries that cross the river in Basel, each boat makes the crossing by using the river flow for 'power.' Journey time is short but the experience adds to your perspective of Basel, a fine city.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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65 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The ferry is a tiny boat attached to a rope that crosses Rhine River using only the wind. It's 1.60 CHF and the crossing is quite fast, it lasts maybe 5 minutes or a little more, but it is worth it. The Rhine river has a beautiful light blue water and the crossing gives you a nice view of Basel... More

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