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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 2 days ago
StefanCal
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Menlo Park, Kalifornien
Historical old bridge

I did a solo stroll from hotel all the way to the Rhine—a one-kilometer hike to see old Mittlere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tommy M
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The original bridge was built in 1226 and lasted until 1903, when the current bridge replaced it. It was built in the same style and handsomely links both sides of Basel.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Walk across the river- there won't be many boats- just ducks and perhaps swans, but it does give you a good view of the city and takes little effort

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