Rheinschwimmen mit dem gelben Wickelfisch bei der Rheintreppe mit Sicht auf die Altstadt

Rhine swimming

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.

Stadtpark Rheinfelden Ost Liegen zum Rhein

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.


Rheinschwimmen mit dem gelben Wickelfisch bei der Rheintreppe mit Sicht auf die Altstadt

More information

Good to know

The Rhine is an unpredictable body of water. Therefore, please observe the hazard warnings for swimming in the Rhine.

Dangers of swimming in the Rhine

Please also take note of the information provided by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU).

Wrap fish

The wrap-around fish is not a flotation device and is only used to carry valuables and clothes.

Buy winding fish

Contact and booking

Rhine rescue service of the Rheinfelden fire department
Riburgerstrasse 8
4310 Rheinfelden
General concerns: +41 61 833 80 10
Emergency number: 118
International emergency number: 112

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