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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Totally agree with some other reviewers, you just have to do it. Again, having grown up there, we used the Fähri on a regular basis, for convenience and to just stop for 5-10 mins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Totally agree with some other reviewers, you just have to do it. Again, having grown up there, we used the Fähri on a regular basis, for convenience and to just stop for 5-10 mins and switch off. The Fähri is part of Basel like the Gondola is of Venice. Do it and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great fun to do and very carbon friendly, as the ferry is moved by river power! A very relaxing experience.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visit Basel every 2 years or less and travel on the ferries at least 4 times. There are excellent photo opportunities and it is such a relaxed way to go. I highly recommend this.

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fun way to cross the river and a must when visiting the city. Good photo opportunities as you cross.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The four Basel ferries are a key attraction in Basel and taking a trip on one of them is not to be missed.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

this ferry is quite close to the main middle bridge over the Rhein in Basel, but still worth doing for its unusual cable mechanism that uses the current of the river to enable the crossing. it's fun to sit close to the water and maybe watch a swimmer go by or be rocked by the waves from a big schlepper

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A ferry ride across the Rhine in Basel is both a tourist gimmick and not- it’s a mode of transportation that the locals use, too. I don’t think it’s exactly a must-do in Basel, but it IS quite convenient and nice (as you’d imagine a boat ride would be). It’s pulled across the river only by the current (and its... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You can ride the ferry boat across the Rhein for a small fee per person. Just go down to where you see a small pier and ring the large bell. It's only a matter of minutes before the ferry will come your way. You can even take strollers with you-but depending on which ferry you take (there are three different... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Typical Basler transport, visiting Basel one must cross the Rhein in this classic public transport all year around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are a visitor in Basel you must get these little boats from time to time to cross the river. Wonderfully environmentally friendly means to cross the river (no power used a part from the flow of the river)

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