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“Nice spot to walk to”
Review of Dreilaendereck

Dreilaendereck
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice spot to walk to”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

This is a monument that shows where the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany meet. The monument itself isn't a huge deal, but the walk there from the city center is a really nice walk through the Port of Basel and it's surrounding areas, and going here on a nice day would be totally worth your while. The monument is surrounded by a raised flower bed, so there is no way to wrap your arms or legs around the base and be in all three countries at once, unfortunately. I would recommend this not because it's an extraordinary sight or something mind-blowing, but because the walk there is so great, and even though the monument isn't visually striking, the concept of it is pretty cool. If you're looking for a walk along the Rhine with beautiful scenery and something interesting at the end, I'd say go see the Dreiländereck.

Visited April 2011
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Unless you're utterly captivated by the idea of taking a photo of a metal sculpture pointing out an industrial corner of the world where Switzerland, Germany, and France meet -- skip it.

Visited June 2011
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Wickenburg, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
809 reviews
449 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
“Nice spot by the river - nothing else”
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Located down by the city’s river port basins and adjacent to the river proper, this tri-country corner is mainly worth visiting in summer for a pleasant atmosphere by the riverside. You can watch the barges and pleasure craft sail past or board a river cruise vessel there – apart from that, there’s nothing to do except take a picture of the tri-country monument. There’s a restaurant there, but it’s overpriced and nothing special.

Visited October 2011
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Interesting & a Nice Photo Opportunity but a Distance from Old Town Basel”
Reviewed 19 June 2011

We read about Dreilaendereck (3 countries corner) where France & Germany & Switzerland meet and wanted to go there while we were staying in Basel. Fortunately we were with someone who knew right where it was & how to get there. We first took a tram & then walked about 15 - 20 minutes part of the time along the pier.

Dreilaendereck is a tall monument with 3 spires that twirl toward the top. At the bottom of each of the spires is one of the 3 countries' flags. It was interesting & we had our picture taken there. Since it was on our "wish list", it was good to see it & EXTREMELY helpful to have someone with us who knew the way!

Interestingly enough, a couple days later we started our Rhine River Cruise. While sailing out of Basel, we saw Dreilaendereck from a distance off the right side of our boat. However, had we not been there before or known what to look for, we would likely have missed it.

My recommendation, if taking a Rhine River Cruise out of Basel, is to look for it from the boat & know ahead of time what it looks like since they didn't point it out on the cruise. I would not likely recommend it otherwise given the distance it is from Old Town Basel.

Visited May 2011
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