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Rheinfahre

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Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 79 214 01 11
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The four Rhine ferries cross the Rhein on four different places Contact:...

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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Take a different view of Basel

Cross the Rhein with the traditional boats! And get a different view from Basel. This is a must do in Basel. Locals take the boats to be able to cross the Rhein, wich divides... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cross the Rhein with the traditional boats! And get a different view from Basel. This is a must do in Basel. Locals take the boats to be able to cross the Rhein, wich divides Basel into 2 parts

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 4 ferries which cross the Rhine at different points: St. Alban-Fähre – «Wild Maa» Münster-Fähre – «Leu» Klingental-Fähre – «Vogel Gryff» St. Johann-Fähre – «Ueli» All of them are worth a ride but the one below the Münster is my favourite one. Cost is currently CHF 1.60 per adult - children are CHF 0.80. The ferries can also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although completely unnecessary (there are plenty of bridges!) the ferry is a pleasant way to cross the river. The boat has no motor and is powered only by the power of the river itself. It is cheap, I think only just over 1 CHF, and for that price is worth doing. The only potential downside is that they will only... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional ferry without a motor, that takes you across the Rhine to the other side. It is powered by the currents and a cable which is above. There are about 4 ferry crossings along the river. You can hop onto this ferry if you want to go across, for a small price of CHF 1.6. The Basel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Switzerland isn't cheap. And the big ferries that travel along the Rhein are no exception. But for a less expensive way to see Basel from the water, these awesome little boats are brilliant value. Only CHF1.60 each trip. Which is currently about EUR1.50 or £1.30. It's only a few minutes crossing, but well worth it for the experience of 'dancing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since this is on our must do list in Basel, no amount of pouring rain going to stop us from fulfilling it. For 1.60 CHF each it was fun. Since it was motorless, using strictly water current below and a tether to a line above to cross the Rhine river back and forth in a matter of minutes, it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are four "Fähre" that will take you over the Rhine river. St. Johann Fähre "Ueli" is the one most impressive.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked across the bridge and down the Rhine Promenade until we reached one of the Rheinfahre. The view heading across to the Munster was beautiful. The ferry was an interesting concept where the current of the river is used to move the ferry. Interesting and well worth the time.

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Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

When I first looked down at this from the terrace behind the Cathedral I thought someone in the small boat was flying a kite. But no, it was a very unique ferry boat which traverses the Rhine back and forth. The only thing that propels it is the river itself. There is a steel cable from one side to the... More 

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Weil am Rhein, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Relax time soooo nice like u are in another country not in basel rein ;) I wish every go and see is something relaxing 👍

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