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The Rhine invites you for a swim the whole summer long! To keep their clothes dry while swimming, splashing and floating along, the people of Basel store everything in a Wickelfisch.

How to use a Wickelfisch

In this video you will learn how use a Wickelfisch (swim bag) in 30 seconds. A Wickelfisch is a special swim bag which you need to use when going for a swim in the Rhine in Basel.

This waterproof swimming bag – an original Basel invention – is available in a range of colours and sizes.

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Tourist Information SBB train station

Basel Hauptbahnhof

The Tourist Information at SBB will remain closed until further notice.

If you arrive in Basel by train, you can obtain tips and information at the railway station.


Tourist Information in the Stadtcasino at Barfüsserplatz

Basel Zentrum

Welcome to Basel! We want you to enjoy your stay in Basel. We are here to offer advice and assistance during your stay in our city.


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