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Fun boat ride across the Rhine.

It only cost 1.80 Francs and the views are great. Also cool that the boat is powered by the... read more

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
Such fun!

Just 1.80ch each way - I took a round trip just to ride back and forth. No history lessons or... read more

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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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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 77 400 65 41
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It only cost 1.80 Francs and the views are great. Also cool that the boat is powered by the current. My wife and I got a city guide that recommended a walking tour that included the boat crossing. It's a fast ride, but for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 1.80ch each way - I took a round trip just to ride back and forth. No history lessons or conversation, just a fun little boat ride across the river and back.

1  Thank snydersb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a short boat ride across, nothing too exciting but we were exploring Basel by foot and this was a nice addition to the morning.

Thank dwineandtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a few francs you get a wonderful view of the city and see how they moved across the Rhine old school! It's a fun way of getting from one side of Basel to the other without the need to walk or take the tram....More

1  Thank MarcP3085
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once the main transport over the Rhine the 4 small green powered ferries are now a staple of Basel. Slow down your tourist pace, enjoy the ride and take a peek at the Cathedral.

Thank Rene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I took a ride on the Rheinfahre from the port outside the hostel across to the Basel Minster. You usually get one trip free when visiting Basel with your Basel card, but there seemed to be some confusion when we got on...More

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crossing of the Rhine in these river current propelled cable ferries may seem an extravagance given the proximity of walkable bridges, but nonetheless provides a view and moment of separation from the surrounding city to enjoy the view. I recommend waiting for a less...More

Thank Carlton G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To get the feeling of the current in the river and how this is used to force the boat back and forth the river only using the energy of the current.

Thank S2181JGpetero
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If visiting you must do this as it is not something available everywhere. A peaceful way to cross the Rhine and inexpensive.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

For less than two CHF you cross the river at 4 different spots in a ferry which has been running forever, using zero energy, just the power of the river. It’s the closest you can get to the water unless you decide to take a...More

1  Thank Millevoyages
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23 February 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
21 January 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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2 December 2017|
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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