Basel to Rheinfelden



After boarding the ship at Schifflande you get to sail under Mittlere Brucke. 


As I wandered through the old town of Basel, the same day I took photos of the Marktplatz (see previous post), I decided that I was too jetlagged to do much wandering on foot and jumped on a boat going down the Rhein river to the very picturesque town of Rheinfelden. What intrigued me about the trip down the Rhein was that the ship had to go through locks to get to Rheinfelden. I'd never gone through a lock on a river. Now I can say I have. Once arrived in Rheinfelden it is an easy train ride back to Basel.



Heading out through Basel


I think this a a boat house but I don't know. Someone explain how the giant net works.


I think this a a boat house but I don't know. Someone explain how the giant net works.


Basler Munster


Approaching the first lock near Birsfelden.


Entering the first lock.


Inside the first lock, waiting for it to flood to bring the boat level with the next section of river.


The view after the first lock.



Entering the second lock near Augst.


About to exit the second lock.

Mute Swan swimming by.


The boat passes by picturesque towns and...


...industrial looking areas as well. The left side is the German side of Rheinfelden. In the distance you can see the Swiss side on the right.



Rheinfelden. Yes, there are raindrops on my lens. Jetlag doesn't make for accurate photography.

A curiously squat and non-symmetrical building.


Rheinfelden


A rather wet Rheinfelden. 



A street where you can imagine you've traveled back a couple of centuries in time.


Signs of spring on a window ledge.








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