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Rheinfahre

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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0041-79-214-01-11
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Very cheap and a great way to see Basel from a new angle

This was unbelievably cheap and only takes a few minutes. Rather than cross one of the bridges, hop on the Rheinfahre and you'll be brought across the Rhine for less than 2 CHF... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was unbelievably cheap and only takes a few minutes. Rather than cross one of the bridges, hop on the Rheinfahre and you'll be brought across the Rhine for less than 2 CHF. Really can't recommend it enough.

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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The three traditional Basel ferries are tied to an overhead cable and powered by the current of the Rhine itself. Start in St Alban near the city wall and the Paper Museum, walk along the Kleinbasel shore to admire the Cathedral and the patrician houses of Grossbasel. The ferrymen are multilingual and knowledgeable about the city. Our godson just wanted... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was told about this way of crossing the river before our trip and decided it was a must do when we arrived. These boats are tethered to a cable strung across the river and uses the current to cross back and forth. It was a great way to view the city from the river as we crossed during our... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the most stylish way of crossing the river! It is quite cheap and you can see Basel from another perspective. Even business man use this type of transport to cross the Rhine. If you have children in a buggy you cannot use the Munster-ferry, you will have to use the Klingental-ferry

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Sarreguemines, France
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you visit Basel you must try the sail on the Rhine River. we were on the Baselerdybli and we pleased by the cruise and the quality of the food which was very good. i recommend this cruise this is a must do.

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Martorell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Basel for a weekend away from Barcelona and after reading tripadvisor we decided to give the ferry a try and it was excellent such a unique way to cross a river we also had a baby with us and there was plenty of room for her also. Also the view of the catherdral is fanstasic from the... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rheinfahre add much charm on the river. I am a runner and always do a long loop along both sides of the rhein. It,s great having such a selection of bridges including the historic mittlerebrucke and on a pretty day it,s fun to hop on a ferry to add variety. It.s only about chf 2!

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N.Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems no visit to Basel is complete without a trip on the Rheinfahre or so we were told by a local. Short but sweet and one of the few inexpensive things in Basel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful jaunt down the river. Boatman was very courteous and pleasant. The best value thing to do in Basel! A must see!

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Irvine
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually commuted to work with the water ferry for several months (buy a book of tickets if you are around for awhile). Some people ride just for the sense of peace and relaxation.

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