Perhaps you have also crossed before on one of the four ferries at slow pace the Rhine. Almost silently and unpowered glide the messenger from one to the other side over. The flow of the river is enough to move the boat. No wonder the four Rhine ferries are among the most well-known landmark of the city of Basel. They are very popular with tourists and visitors. But the locals using the ferry like to cross the Rhine. To transport the “Fährimänner” the different passengers. They learn something from the concerns and views of their passengers. Surely even one or another tall tale is. This is probably why they say in Basel often if you do not want quite believe a story: “Verzell you that but in Fährima!”
The ferries are all baptized by the arms supporting the three Kleinbasel honor societies. So called the St. Alban ferry “Wild Ma”, the Münster Ferry “Leu”, the Klingental ferry “Vogel Gryff” and the St. Johann ferry “Ueli”.
Middle of last century there were in Basel only one crossing of the Rhine, namely the Middle Bridge. Therefore you taught gradually four ferries as “flying footbridges” a. At the beginning of the operation was worth much. Gradually, however, joined four other bridges the two banks of the Rhine. Therefore, the ferry rentierte fewer. Only since is committed a ferry Foundation for the unique vehicles, using again more passengers the ships. Benütze also you soon once one of the Basel Rhine ferries. It is worth it!