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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Jura Bike
Basel
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände

Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände

The first bridge across the Rhine was opened in Basel in 1226. Its builder was Prince-Bishop Heinrich von Thun. As protection for the expensive bridge, he established the fortified town of Kleinbasel on the right bank of the Rhine.
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 the introduction of the electric tram, it became necessary to replace the old bridge with today’s Mittlere Brücke dating from 1905. A copy of the old bridge chapel, the «Käppelijoch», where – among other things – death sentences used to be carried out in the Middle Ages, still reminds us of the original structure.

Today, there is a landing stage at the Schifflände for the cruise vessels of the Basler Personenschiffahrt, which offers interesting excursions on the Rhine.
The first bridge across the Rhine was opened in Basel in 1226. Its builder was Prince-Bishop Heinrich von Thun. As protection for the expensive bridge, he established the fortified town of Kleinbasel on the right bank of the Rhine.
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 the introduction of the electric tram, it became necessary to replace the old bridge with today’s Mittlere Brücke dating from 1905. A copy of the old bridge chapel, the «Käppelijoch», where – among other things – death sentences used to be carried out in the Middle Ages, still reminds us of the original structure.

Today, there is a landing stage at the Schifflände for the cruise vessels of the Basler Personenschiffahrt, which offers interesting excursions on the Rhine.

Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände

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Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Hotel Stücki
Hotel Stücki
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel
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ViaJura
ViaJura
Stage 1, Basel–Aesch (BL)
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 1, Basel–Liestal
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 1, Basel, Schifflände–Riehen, Hörnli
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Dreiland-Wanderweg
Dreiland-Wanderweg
Stage 3, Haltingen (D)–Basel, Schifflände
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Wiesenweg
Wiesenweg
Route 482, Basel, Badischer Bahnhof–Riehen
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Cycling in the surroundings

Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 1, Basel–Delémont
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 1, Basel–Aarau
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 10, Basel–Kleinhüningen (Grenze)–Rotterdam
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike