The Rheinpfad: From Basel to Kaiseraugst

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The past fifteen years have been good to the Rhine. The water quality has clearly improved and the riverbanks have become more attractive. The inhabitants of the Basel region have rediscovered how to enjoy this proud river for recreational activities and as a real leisure paradise.

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Technical information

Starting point:Basel
Destination:Kaiseraugst
Getting to the starting point:Train to Basel Kaserne
Getting to the destination:Train from Kaiseraugst
Technique:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Length:13km
Hiking time:3h00
Season:Januar bis Dezember

Description

In the mid-19th century the Mittlere Bridge was the city's only Rhine crossing. Four ferries that still cruise from one riverbank to the other serve as a floating pedestrian bridge and are less of a traffic service than an enjoyable tourist attraction - not least due to the "Fährimänner" – the ferrymen. They are also one of the topics covered on the Rheinpfad, which starts in the middle of the Quartier Kleinbasel and illuminates all the facets of a living river.

Winding its way picturesquely all the way along the banks of the river, the trail takes you for about three hours from the modern metropolis with its huge port facilities out to the countryside and deep into the past, to Switzerland's largest open-air archaeological museum in Augusta Raurica. This world famous archaeological site takes visitors back to Roman times, when up to 20,000 people lived here, and provides the thrilling finale to a fun hike with lots of opportunities for learning.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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