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.
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