Distance 14 km
Duration 3 h 25 min
Ascent 180 m
The past 15 years have been good to the Rhine. The water quality has improved significantly and the riverbanks have been made more attractive. People living in the Basel region have rediscovered how to use the proud river for recreational and leisure activities.
The route will be diverted in Muttenz until the end of 2019 due to drought damage in the Hardwald forest. Please note the signs on site.
In the mid-19th century, the “Mittlere Brücke” was the city’s only bridge crossing the Rhine. The four ferries that still cruise from one riverbank to the other served as floating pedestrian bridges. Today, these ferries serve more as an enjoyable tourist attraction than a transportation service – not least due to the “Fährimänner” (the ferrymen). They are also one of the topics covered on the Rheinpfad trail, which starts in the middle of the Kleinbasel neighbourhood and provides visitors with an insight into the living river landscape.
Winding its way picturesquely along the banks of the river, the trail takes you on a three-hour hike from the modern metropolis with its huge ports out to the countryside and deep into the past, to Switzerland’s largest open-air archaeological museum, Augusta Raurica. This world-famous archaeological site takes visitors back to Roman times, when up to 20,000 people lived here, and provides a thrilling finale to a fun hike with lots of opportunities to learn something new.
An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted
3 h 25 min
3 h 25 min
January - December
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Signalisation in both directions
|Suitable for children with age||
6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years