60 ViaRhenana
60 ViaRhenana

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ViaRhenana

Stage 10, Rheinfelden–Basel

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ViaRhenana

On ancient fishing-paths the trail follows the high banks of the Rhein river, strongly influenced by the industrial and traffic infrastructure of Basel's catchment area. Information boards show topics linked to the Rhine: the harbour, fishing-cottages or river power stations. Also impressive: the ruins of Augusta Raurica.
The last leg of ViaRhenana leads along the river Rhine between Rheinfelden and Basel on narrow ancient fishing-paths. The trail runs below the characteristic conglomerate rocks directly on the banks of the Rhine and as well through woodland, the industrial Rhine ports and Basel's Old Town. The trail starts at Rheinfelden, Switzerland’s oldest Zähringer town. The border town’s past is illustrated by its medieval centre, frescoed facades, archways and towers as well as by the city hall and its Gothic stairway. In summer, tourist attractions include Marktgasse with its cafés and the riverside lido, where the path passes shortly afterwards.

Often in the shade of trees, the hike continues to Kaiseraugst. The place is mostly known for the Roman town of Augusta Raurica. Although not located directly on the route, it’s well worth the detour. Its museum features fascinating exhibits from the Roman period, including the Kaiseraugst silver treasure. Numerous open-air sites are waiting to be discovered. The route leads past facilities and buildings associated with the Rhine River, which flows over 1,200 kilometres from Switzerland to the North Sea.

Along the way, information panels provide insight on cultural, historical and environmental themes associated with the Rhine and outline its importance as the area’s main artery: the numerous fishing-cottages, the boat stations of the Basler Personenschifffahrt, the villa of the Rhine saltworks founder, the club house of the Wasserfahrverein, the treatment of drinking water by the Hardwasser public company, the recreational area Hardwald, the cranes and warehouses of the Port of Switzerland, the two hydro-electric power stations Augst-Wyhlen and Birsfelden, the foundations of an ancient Roman watch-tower, Basel's traditional centres for handicrafts, the Basels ferries or the bats hunting over the water of the Rhine at night.
On ancient fishing-paths the trail follows the high banks of the Rhein river, strongly influenced by the industrial and traffic infrastructure of Basel's catchment area. Information boards show topics linked to the Rhine: the harbour, fishing-cottages or river power stations. Also impressive: the ruins of Augusta Raurica.
The last leg of ViaRhenana leads along the river Rhine between Rheinfelden and Basel on narrow ancient fishing-paths. The trail runs below the characteristic conglomerate rocks directly on the banks of the Rhine and as well through woodland, the industrial Rhine ports and Basel's Old Town. The trail starts at Rheinfelden, Switzerland’s oldest Zähringer town. The border town’s past is illustrated by its medieval centre, frescoed facades, archways and towers as well as by the city hall and its Gothic stairway. In summer, tourist attractions include Marktgasse with its cafés and the riverside lido, where the path passes shortly afterwards.

Often in the shade of trees, the hike continues to Kaiseraugst. The place is mostly known for the Roman town of Augusta Raurica. Although not located directly on the route, it’s well worth the detour. Its museum features fascinating exhibits from the Roman period, including the Kaiseraugst silver treasure. Numerous open-air sites are waiting to be discovered. The route leads past facilities and buildings associated with the Rhine River, which flows over 1,200 kilometres from Switzerland to the North Sea.

Along the way, information panels provide insight on cultural, historical and environmental themes associated with the Rhine and outline its importance as the area’s main artery: the numerous fishing-cottages, the boat stations of the Basler Personenschifffahrt, the villa of the Rhine saltworks founder, the club house of the Wasserfahrverein, the treatment of drinking water by the Hardwasser public company, the recreational area Hardwald, the cranes and warehouses of the Port of Switzerland, the two hydro-electric power stations Augst-Wyhlen and Birsfelden, the foundations of an ancient Roman watch-tower, Basel's traditional centres for handicrafts, the Basels ferries or the bats hunting over the water of the Rhine at night.
19 km
260 m | 280 m
4 h 45 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rheinfelden
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Arrival / return travel Basel SBB
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Contact

Signpost management
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Hotel Eden im Park
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Hostel Tabakhüsli
Hostel Tabakhüsli
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Park-Hotel am Rhein
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Hotel Balade Basel
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Rheinfelden
Rheinfelden
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Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
City Hall and Marktplatz
City Hall and Marktplatz
Exhibition Tower
Exhibition Tower
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Pfalz
Pfalz
Basel's pump track
Basel's pump track
Spalentor
Spalentor
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Museum
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«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
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For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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