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  Ferry at Basel
by Myndo

The Ferries (Faehren in german), are the small boats that cross the Rhine between the different bridges.

They don't have a motor, but the river itself drives them.
It is not only a touristic attraction, but a very comfortable and nice way to cross the Rhine and see something of the city-skyline.

The Ferries exist since the 19th century and are called after local folklore: Wild Maa (at St.Alban), Leu (at the Munster), Vogel Gryff (Klingental) and the Uelis (St. Johann).
The money they earn with the Ferries goes into the Kunsthalle (Hall of Art).

The picture shows the Munster-Ferry. In the background is the Messe-Tower, quite new, too.

For insiders:
Be there on Christmas and some Ferry Man have decorated their Ferries - you wouldn't believe it!
Also you can actually rent a Ferry and have dinner (Fondue) on the evening in the ferry on the Rhine. That is an experiment not many people can make., though.

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 26, 2004
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