Swimming in the Rhine is a refreshing pleasure, especially in summer! Here you can learn more about the recommended swimming distance and the dangerous places in the Rhine.
Especially on hot summer days, swimming in the Rhine is a welcome way to cool off.
From the river, the two Rheinfelden can be admired from a completely different perspective. On the German side, the industry, followed by the green of the forest and the harbor. On the Swiss side, the historic old town, the Inseli and finally the natural landscapes up to the Rheinfelden lido. Even drifting under the Rhine bridge that connects the sister cities is an experience.
Experienced Rhine swimmers get in at Stadtpark Ost at the Rhine steps and float past the old town facades and under the bridge. Important: In the direction of flow of the Rhine, it is imperative to use the left, outermost arch of the bridge.
Caution when swimming on the Rhine!
For first-time Rhine swimmers, we recommend starting at Inseli. From there the current pushes you to the lido Rheinfelden. It is best to park at the KUBA parking lot / Strandbad Rheinfelden beforehand and secure admission to the lido. Then walk along the hiking trail to the Rhine bridge and the Inseli. After the Rhine swim, relax in the lido and enjoy the sun.
On all routes the ship of the Basler Personenschifffahrt and other ships have priority. Further recommendations for Rhine swimming in the following brochure.
The wrap-around fish is not a flotation device and is only used to carry valuables and clothes.