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Rheinfahre

Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 99 things to do in Basel
Type: Ferries, Transportation
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

boats without motor to drive you from one side to the other; silent on the water and to enjoy another view of Basel

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

a different way to get across the Rhein. Particularly good if you can rent it for your party and share a bottle of Champagne in the middle of the Rhein

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Relaxing, beautiful and special way to experience the city and nature. The ferry can also be booked for special events.

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Relaxing journey across the Rhine. Took about 3 minutes to cross the river, the water was gently moving whilst the boat pulled against it's pulley across the river.

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Basel, Switzerland
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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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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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