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Rheinfahre

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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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A small boat that is attached to a cable to cross the Rhine. A really relaxing and romantic thing to do and you get to see the Rhine from really close. The view is quite nice even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A small boat that is attached to a cable to cross the Rhine. A really relaxing and romantic thing to do and you get to see the Rhine from really close. The view is quite nice even though the ride only takes some minutes. Almost for free. Typical Basel experience which has to be done if you're in Basel.

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The rheinfahre is 1.6CF for adults, .8CF for kids (not included in the free Basel transportation card you get from the hotel) and will ferry you across the Rhine, there are three different points you can use the ferries but I found the one behind the Munster to be the prettiest, the boat and the views. It uses only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

very nice city , I enjoyed sitting next to the river , just take your book then read it infront of the quiet rhine if you want to be relaxed , it is an organized and wonderful city , I took a lot of amazing photos , I will not forget you basel I love you , I hope to... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

A real marvel! Boat is attached to a cable and floats across using the flow of the Rhine. Only a few minutes but the views cannot be found anywhere else in Basel. Probably the cheapest amusement in the city! Worth your time.

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Gillingham
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A unique way to cross the river,using only the power of the current. For 1.60 SWF it is reasonably priced. We saw swimmers in th emiddle of the river. Apperently this is quite normal - we thought they were mad!

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Tao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

if you have not been to the rheinferry, honestly, you have not been in basel. the ferry does use juste the power of currents, so it is very green and super relaxing, you can have a wonderfull break and a spectakular view of both gross- and kleinbasel, enjoy!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

best way to cross the river at fair price. Amazing ecological, no noise, no engine. Used by locals and tourists. A kind of special relaxation for 5 minutes

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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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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