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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 77 400 65 41
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Different way to cross the Rhein

Makes a change from walking across a bridge! The ferry is accessible via a steep staircase behind... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Rheinfare is a brilliant way to cross the Rhine Quite inexpensive and relaxing The Captain was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (13 reviews)
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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 77 400 65 41
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Makes a change from walking across a bridge! The ferry is accessible via a steep staircase behind the Munster, or from the other side of the river from the walkway (a little bit easier). The ferry itself is fairly cheap and quite a relaxing way...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rheinfare is a brilliant way to cross the Rhine Quite inexpensive and relaxing The Captain was very friendly and we were delighted we chose to us this facility

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little old Rheinfähre with a very nice Captain. I enjoyed every single minute of this short trip. And the fair is just 1.60 one way. Not to be missed, if you visit this nice town Basel...

1  Thank A5150OMnicoles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special history of Basel and you have to take one. Before there were not so many bridges in Basel and faehre was the way to cross the river

Thank Lubomir C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good old fashioned way to cross the Rhine River using the current. You also get to see all the lunch time swimmers floating down the Rhine with their Rhine Fish keeping their office clothes dry. A real spectacle.

Thank SiobhanS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are three or four ferry boats crossing the river Rhine in the city of Basel (besides the many bridges). Taking the ferry is surely the most exciting way to get across the river. Take the fee minutes to relax and enjoy the view on...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Very nice experience for just 1,60 CHF / adult (or 0,80 CHF / child). I think there are 4 different places to cross the Rhine with ferry, it's by far more fun then using one of the bridges. It is a must if you are...More

1  Thank kdt_vip
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

To take the rheinfähre. It is like Mini holidays. So relaxing and a very nice atmosphere Eventhough for a few minutes.

Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A nice ride to cross the river. You can directly board the boat and then pay the boat man in cash. Make sure you carry change (1.20 franc approx per person)

Thank Ashwin R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've been living in Basel for a while now and one of my favourite things are the little Rheinfahre that ferry passengers across the Rhine manually by crane and cable. They are used by locals and tourists alike and for 1 franc 60 it's a...More

3  Thank Cherub61
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Anna Maria Z
2 December 2017|
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Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the ferry boat, Christmas decorated , still exists and makes its work of crossing Rhine River. It starts from Grossbasel and finish in Kleinbasel. That is the case of one-way journey, under the fahre's fairy... More
Marie O
18 April 2017|
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Response from Noa T | Property representative |
The ferry in Basel runs every day (365 days/year) 9am to 8pm in summertime 11am to 5pm in wintertime
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Rajendra Kumar D
9 July 2016|
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Response from Nick_x_Mimi | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take a pram. You may want to sit closer to the cabin for shade, and its rarely windy to the point that water splashes on deck.