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Can't beat the experience for the price

A very neat river experience and picture taking opportunity. You just can't beat the peaceful trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Canton, Ohio
Great for poster card pictures

Great for pictures, but you have to be quick as it takes just a few minutes. Not very crowded. Have... read more

Reviewed 6 days 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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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very neat river experience and picture taking opportunity. You just can't beat the peaceful trip across the water for less than 2 francs. During faschnacht it runs most of the day and night as well

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for pictures, but you have to be quick as it takes just a few minutes. Not very crowded. Have coins to pay the ride

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobertStaicu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is a lovely short ride to change sides from across Basel to Klein Basel. Not only that but also a lovely ride on the water with admirable views of Basel in both sides.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank baselkawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

crossing the Rhein river sitting on the fairy you will relax and enjoy a few peaceful minutes of inspiration

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank activtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rhine and everything related to it, form some of the most important activities and spots in Basel. There are 4 different ferries that act as public transportation as well as a tourist attraction. These are non-motorized boats and their navigation is unique. The river...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RSB78
Reviewed 17 February 2019

If you're tired of walking and just want to quickly cross the Rhein river, take the Rheinfaehre, it's so worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank swissmgm
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

The small ferry in Basel crosses the river back and forth very calm and smoothly. You feel that you have been returned to the Middle Ages. Very excellent experience for tourists.

Date of experience: March 2018
17  Thank NadierMady
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Take one of the ferries and enjoy a short break on the water from the hustle of the city. You will not believe the soothing effect it has. One of my favourites, rather than walking across the bridge, spectacukar sights included for a ridiculously small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bbolsm
Reviewed 30 January 2019

you just need to do this as a tourist. It is relaxing and a fun experience. Kids will also like it very much and it does not cost much or take long. :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hundemuffin
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

One of the most typical Basel attractions! Let yourself carry by the environmental friendly boat! It's worthy spending a couple of euro for this unique experience

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
21 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