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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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RIVER CROSSING BY WIRE....

Interesting experience! Works by using the flow of river to get across using a cable over the river linked to a small boat.Cheap and worth a go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting experience! Works by using the flow of river to get across using a cable over the river linked to a small boat.Cheap and worth a go.

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Spain
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Difficult to work out til you do it but, at 1.80chf per crossing, its 2 minutes well spent. Could have spent all day on it!

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sheffield
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

free trip with the basel card but cheap anyway (not something you hear a lot in Switzerland) Funky little ride.

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from stress, take a ferry ride! For a little change it gets you to the other side of the Rhine and gives you a touristic feeling even as a local!

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to be some minutes in touch with the power of this River. Enjoy the time looking around you and to relax.

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Basel, Switzerland
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CHF 1,80 will save you a 20 minute detour and bring you safely to the other side of the Rhein. The ferry is something that you definitely have to experience during your next Basel visit.

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Haukilahti, Southern Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Un-power small ferry crossing the fast flowing river: great! Get a return-ticket, and enjoy yourself.

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Midlothian, VA
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These small ferries take you from one side of the Rhine in downtown Basel to the other and are powered only by the current. They are attached to an overhead cable that stretches from one side of the river to the other and the current is so strong it pushes the ferry. Quite unique!

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Thank tennisc-8
Pattaya, Thailand
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you never did it, you need to take one of the 4 different rhine ferries, small but worth crossing the rhine for very reasonable fees.

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Thank Daniel A
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190 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a 10 min crossing and a beautiful view of the city. For 2euros a nice thing to do given its unique nature had lunch in the other side.

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