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Swimming in the rhine

In summer, the Kleinbasel banks of the Rhine are the place to be! Thousands of people cool off by leaping into the water during the warmer months of the year. You can put your clothes in a Wickelfisch swim bag and simply float down on the gentle current through the picturesque old town.

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Basel rhine swimming

A swim in the Rhine is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day: strong swimmers can get in between the Wettsteinbrücke and Johanniterbrücke bridges and let the current take them downriver. Do as the locals do, and experience an extra-special leisure activity. The colourful Wickelfisch – a swim bag in the shape of a fish which was invented in Basel – will keep your clothes dry.

Tip: After your swim, why not enjoy a drink at one of the outdoor bars on the sunny riverbank in Kleinbasel?

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