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Ferry crossing over the Rhine, Basel

Ferry crossing over the Rhine, Basel

Basel: Marktplatz

Basel: Marktplatz

Basel › Nord-West: Klingelbergstrasse

Basel › Nord-West: Klingelbergstrasse

Basel: Voltaplatz

Basel: Voltaplatz

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Grossbasel: Biozentrum Universität

Bruderholz

Bruderholz

Basel: Hotel Krafft

Basel: Hotel Krafft

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Les Trois Rois

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Les Trois Rois

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Blaues und weisses Haus

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Blaues und weisses Haus

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Mittlere Brücke

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Mittlere Brücke

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Basel: Livespotting - Hotel Les Trois Rois

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Münster

Basel: Hotel Krafft, Münster

What would Basel be without the Rhine? Four passenger ferries cross the river from one bank to the other, assisted by nothing but a steel cable and the power of the natural current. The ferrymen tell stories on the way across – a tradition that continues to this day.

Group activities

Language:
de, en, fr, it, es, zo

Duration:
1/2 day

Persons:
1 - 15

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Summer

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Between Basel's five bridges across the Rhine you will find the city's four ferries, “Wilde Maa”, “Leu”, “Vogel Gryff” and “Ueli”, with which you can cross the Rhine without motorised assistance, using only the natural power of the river's current.The Rhine ferries are not just a special experience for tourists, but also a convenient mode of transport for locals and commuters.

The river is also perfect for bathing in midsummer, while the Basel Cruise company offers city and harbour tours, as well as trips up the Rhine from Basel to Rheinfelden.
 

Nostalgic ferry crossing over the Rhine

Rhine ferry experience for groups
An exciting treat for groups: hire a ferry for the evening and enjoy a reception on board or a cosy fondue party.
Reservations are required for the four ferries.
Contact via the website: www.faehri.ch
Duration: as required
Number of participants: 1–15, according to the ferry
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

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