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Lovely trip on little piece of history

A must do in Basel , seeing this old way of crossing the Rhein. An trip back in time ,also good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Great perspective from the Rhein

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Basel, Switzerland
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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 4 days ago 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.

Thank hippy17
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank 740mv
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Georgiana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jodok I
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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 2 October 2018

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 2 October 2018

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 2 October 2018

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 2 October 2018

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
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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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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