Best Sights To See - Rhine and Rhine Swimming

Basel tour guide Madeleine Wamister told us about one of the Best Sights To See in Basel: the river Rhine, which flows right through Basel, dividing the city into Grossbasel and Kleinbasel. The Rhine is around 1'230 km long, making it the second-longest river in Central and Western Europe, after the Danube. It provides recreation and inspiration and has moulded the history and architecture of the city. There's even a famous local song named after the river: "Z'Basel an mym Rhy". And of course you can take a dip in the river - Rhine swimming is a popular pastime on these hot summer days. This year's official Rhine Swim is on the 13th August 2019.