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Clean sailing !

One of the most typical Basel attractions! Let yourself carry by the environmental friendly boat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Something you just have to do!

Even though there are perfectly accessible bridges across the Rhine in Basel, this is one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The four Rhine ferries cross the Rhein on four different places Contact: St. Alban Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 66 Münster-Fähre: 0041 77 400 65 41 Klingental-Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 67 St.Johan-Fähre: 0041 79 659 63 68
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most typical Basel attractions! Let yourself carry by the environmental friendly boat! It's worthy spending a couple of euro for this unique experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank valerioz77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though there are perfectly accessible bridges across the Rhine in Basel, this is one of the things you simply must experience when you visit the city. There are four of these neat little ferries that drift back and forth across the river, each tethered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

One trip on the Rheinfahre was included with our Basel Cards which we received by staying in a Basel B&B. These ferry boats are found at several locations along the river. They are an simple yet, ingenious method of crossing the river without need for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank den_b7
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Simple way to cross the river. Just 1.60 to travel. Great views as you drift across. Remember, this has no engine.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GoesBoom
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

I just love this was of short-cutting my ways through town! Five minutes of perfect relaxtion away from town when crossing the river and its slight waves ... simply wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank ealk123
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Nice activity when visiting Basel. Regular service or order in advance with a little approach on the boat bringing you to the other side of the Rhin. Since boat is cabled it is very safe.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank hagar2086
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We took the Rheinfahre directly underneath the Münster (Cathedral) but there are three other locations along the Rhein that will take you from GrossBasel to KleinBasel. The ferry's don't have motors, but are taken over to the other side of the river by the current....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank swissfamtravel
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This is a wonderfully quiet and cheap way of crossing the Rhine River in beautiful Basel. We were staying on the other side of the Rhine River and wanted to go over to The Basel Munster. it was very easy and a very pleasant way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Happ-travellers
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

A must do in Basel , seeing this old way of crossing the Rhein. An trip back in time ,also good way to explore other bank of the river.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hippy17
Reviewed November 7, 2018

For fifty cents you can have a great experience to view Basel from a different perspective. Kind people.

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 22, 2018|
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Response from tractorgirl2 | Reviewed this property |
We went on the trams - free, ask at your hotel for a travel card - encourages tourisim. The Rathaus is beautiful & well worth a visit, also the Basel Minster - be prepared to climb a lot of steps to the top though, but well... More
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Familie_Schlaepfer | Reviewed this property |
From Sbb Train Station You can take the Tram 8, 11 until schifflände. About 10 minutes
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna Marie once again. You can try also the ferry boat “Klingental, Vogel Gryff” between Mittlere Brücke and Johanniterbrücke, that is very richly decorated again this year. Generally, the ferry boat operates daily from... More