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Enjoyable and Environmentally Friendly

One trip on the Rheinfahre was included with our Basel Cards which we received by staying in a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Springfield, Massachusetts
Lazy trip across

Simple way to cross the river. Just 1.60 to travel. Great views as you drift across. Remember... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank hagar2086
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank swissfamtravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 9 November 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 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 740mv
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Wonderful walk through the old town. Crossed on foot over the bridge and than took the ferry crossing back. Amazing how many people we have seen floating down the river with their cloths in sealed bags. Fun pastime -will try it next time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Georgiana C
Reviewed 19 October 2018

It's a must do in Basel. It's a very slow and romantic way to transfer the Rhine and gives you a totally different view of the city. Lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
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22 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
20 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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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