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The Main Bridege

You will go over this probably a thoudsand times in Basel. The public transport and the main street... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Potsdam, Germany
Stroll over the bridge

One of 5 bridges over the river Rhine in Basel, but this one is the oldest and connects downtown... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Menlo Park, Kalifornien
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will go over this probably a thoudsand times in Basel. The public transport and the main street are connected to this bridge making it a good point to meet up. You can also take awesome pictures of the river and the city looking up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 829callumm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first bridge across the Rhine was opened in Basel in 1226. The bridge initially served mainly local traffic, but in the 14th century, when the road over the St. Gotthard pass attained international significance, it became an important Rhine crossing for long-distance trade. After...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank majeo
Reviewed 16 October 2018

One of 5 bridges over the river Rhine in Basel, but this one is the oldest and connects downtown Grossbasel and downtown Kleinbasel. Yes, Basel has two downtowns! Walking or running in Basel undoubtedly brings you over this 1905 re-built bridge. The original bridge goes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank StefanCal
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I did a solo stroll from hotel all the way to the Rhine—a one-kilometer hike to see old Mittlere Brucke, Opened in 1226, it is one of the oldest Rhine crossings between Lake Constance and the North Sea. With the advent of electric trams, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is probably the only bridge worth visiting in Basel (unless you are a bridge engineer) and is a lovely tourist attraction. Lit up at night and provides great access to the riverside restaurants on both side of the Rhine. Also provides a good view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We walked across the bridge on a sunny day and it was fun to see so many people floating down the river with their inflated bags keeping their clothing dry. The bridge was a great place to get pictures up and down the river, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ande8527
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This bridge provides tram and pedestrian traffic. It is an easy walk to cross the river. We used the ferry one way and then the bridge coming back.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Nice, touristy bridge. Has a good view of the rhine & its banks. Bridge running to parallel to this one are also worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank avecdce
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The original bridge (the first one to permanently span the Rhine) was built in the 1200's, but the current bridge has an historic appeal to it as well. On the east side is a small gatehouse of sorts, typically covered in locks (as seems to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DantesDame
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Take the ferry over to one side of the river and walk across the bridge to get back. There are a few statues to look at, but the main attraction is the Rhine itself.

Date of experience: November 2017
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