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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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Basel highlight

What a great way to cross the Rhine, aboard of a very typical "basler fähre" driven by sympathetic boater. An unforgettable experience !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Theo T
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Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great way to cross the Rhine, aboard of a very typical "basler fähre" driven by sympathetic boater. An unforgettable experience !

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Thank Theo T
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are some bridges to cross river Rhine at Basel. They are free. For a small toll you should take one of the ferries to cross the river. Its more than a tradition, its a way of life. Talk to the ferry man or woman: They know Basel at best.

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Itingen
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique and only in Basel, the Rheinfähre is an excellent way to cross the Rhein River from one side to the other.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

no words to describe - you just have to enjoy the crossing of the river rhine by ferry I live near Basle and often cross the river by ferry just for fun - it is so relaxing. The only bad thing is - the rhine is not wide enough - the crossing only lasts a few minutes. The good thing... More 

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Winnersh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cost 1,60 CHF per person but worth the experience - love it. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Basel for a weekend trip.

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Thank Bozena_12
Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you stroll around Basel, you've got to use one of the ferries. You might want to try several. Kids love it and couples find some romantic minutes.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the view from the boat. And its an interesting boat ride. There is a wire that keeps the boat in place and it was sort of pulled side ways. Not bad for 1.60chf

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are there it is a shame not to use this option at least once just to get that experience. Ride is short (3-4 min) but interesting.

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Thank TomislavMatic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the Rhein on this. Very nice and great views of the buildings and great architecture of Basel. This is a very beautiful city and the Rhein is through the center of it all. Check it out when you are there!

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just 1.6 Swiss Francs and a lovely experience. There are 3 of these across the river in different places and they are lovely to ride on and pretty quick. Not seen anything like them anywhere else but find one and have a ride if you find yourself in Basel.

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