For number eight in our “Travel Facts” series we bring you the Münsterfähre or the Rhine Ferryboat. Lying between the cathedral and the Grossbasel side of Basel, this traditional passenger ferry takes locals and tourists from bank to bank. I am reliably informed that this method of traversing the Rhine is new to the city, being only 150 years old!
This little, wooden craft does not have a motor and is driven by the currents of the river – making it as green as taking one of the many bridges by foot.
The ferry is called to attention by the ringing of a bell situated on each side of the bank. Once on board the toll must be paid – 1.60 Swiss Francs for adults and just 80 Cents for children. For me this is the only way to cross the Rhine.
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Contributor & photographer: Alexandra Pinhorn
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