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“Fun way to cross the Rhein ”
Review of Rheinfahre

Rheinfahre
Ranked #2 of 161 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

There are several of these crossings but the most popular is located at the foot of Basel Münster. You don’t need to pre purchase a ticket, simply wait by the small jetty and its first come first served. The vessel is attached to an overhead cable and traverses the river in under 5 mins. The boat is small but has a covered seating area as well as seating outside. It is fun and gives a different view of the surrounding area. The price is cheap, approximately 2 francs for an adult. Crew were happy and helpful. It is a fun way to cross the Rhein from one bank to the other.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Not very specular, but includes in some hotel‘s fees... can be combined with a visit of the „Münster“.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A trip on the Rhein which boasted beautiful views with an historic feel added to the magic of our trip!

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Incredibly simple but clever - transversing the river using only its own flow.
Enjoyable short boat trip with strange feeling as you move across the current rather than with it. Being winter the current and hence the trip was fast. Well worth doing for minimal if any cost. Great ferryman too.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Rhine current was so strong so if this little ferry didn’t have its pulley rope we would have been down the river in seconds. It was fun and a must do in Basel!

Thank Jez S
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