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A Wonderful Moment in Basel

The crossing of the Rhine in these river current propelled cable ferries may seem an extravagance... read more

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Carlton G
Salt Lake City, Utah
A must in Basel

If visiting you must do this as it is not something available everywhere. A peaceful way to cross... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue L
Alfreton, England, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed how the current made the boat move from one side to the other . It is the only way to cross the river . Walk back

Thank Mohamed Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes about 10 minutes to cross over to the other side, lovely views, great way to enjoy a little relaxation.

Thank colinrose10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For less than two francs you can drift (literally) across the Rhine following the path of citizens and visitors for centuries. Nice view of the city from the river and just a great way to get from one side of the river to the other.

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking through town, when we discovered the ferry service. Decided to take it instead of using the nearby bridge. Very easy. Nice guy, who run it. Very low key, effective technique. Great experience!

1  Thank K710
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

1.6 cf for one way via this ferry easily accesible from the back of the munster platz surprisingly quick and as you're low to the water you get a new perspective on the city.

1  Thank James O
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The quickest and best way to cross the river is to take one of these small ferry boats across. A pleasant break from walking and lets you get up close to all those who are floating down the river with their dry bags

1  Thank The_Belmores
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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
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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