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Rheinfahre

Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 79 attractions in Basel
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Olivet, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Sure, you could walk across the many bridges but it isn't as fun as floating across on a boat, just powered by the current! If you want to call the boat to come over to your side to pick you up, you have to ring the bell. Otherwise you could be standing there waiting for quite a while... It was... More

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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Four nostalgic - but very small ferries - carry you across the river Rhine. a different and peaceful view of Basel - and the ferry's technology is environmentally friendly (called reaction ferry). a short trip across but loved it!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Never seen such a thing before, a boat tagged to a wire that goes from one sight to the other, just not to be taken down by the currents Impressive

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of the things to do whle strolling through the city. Stopy by and enjoy the nice view from the river.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Rhein flow so fast here and a boat crossing of the river is a unique experience. As is watching People floating by you at great speed another unique experience

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Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great way to get across the river and get some interesting water level photos of the city skyline and bridges. Its only 1.60 franks a person, but its a very short trip. Still worth doing though.

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Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are four of these "tethered" ferries crossing the river in Basel and they are great fun. They only cost Sfr 1.60 per person and the journey time is dependent on the strength of the current that day - from a few minutes to 10 minutes or so! If you are visiting the city you should take time to cross... More

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virginia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were eating lunch aboard our riverboat, but several tables had been discussing how the ferry near the stern of our boat got back and forth across the Rhine. So six of us decided to go find out. Our ferryman spoke excellent English and explained how the ferry sailed across. He was very nice to visit with as just the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is worth at least one trip on one of these quaint ferries. Each one has a different decoration, and the way it uses the current to cross the river is quite fascinating. Cost is minimal, and even in summer there are not massive crowds.

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Hosur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not the very best boat rides compared to other European cites, but still a good thing if you have nothing else to do.

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