Rheinuferweg Via Rhenana Kraftwerk Säckingen

Via Rhenana stages 9 & 10

The ViaRhenana makes the historic waterway of the Upper Rhine accessible. Rheinfelden is the second last stage along the diverse river landscape.

Hike along Switzerland's most important waterway.

For centuries, the route via Untersee and Hochrhein was Switzerland's most important waterway. Today the ViaRhenana follows it from Kreuzlingen via Schaffhausen to Basel through a wide variety of landscapes shaped by water.

The Via Rhenana route follows the course of the Rhine for 190km and 10 stages.

Rheinlust Taverne zum Zähringer in Rheinfelden auf der Via Rhenana

Stage 9:
Bad Säckingen - Rheinfelden.

The hiking trail leads almost continuously through the riverside forests of the Rhine. Along the way are the ruins of several Roman watchtowers and the "Bürkli" earthwork near Riburg.

  • Distance: 19km
  • Duration: 4h45
  • Difficulty: easy/medium

Section 9 Switzerland Mobile

Schloss Beuggen auf der Via Rhenana

Stage 10:
Rheinfelden - Basel.

The trail follows the high bank of the Rhine, which here is already strongly marked by the industrial and transport facilities in the Basel catchment area. The ruins of the Roman town of Augusta Raurica are worth a stop. Later, the Rhine harbours, river power stations and Basel's city skyline are impressive.

  • Route: 19km
  • Duration: 4h50
  • Difficulty: easy/medium

Section 10 Switzerland Mobile

Zwei Wanderer in Rheinfelden auf dem Rheinuferweg Via Rhenana

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Highlights on this hike

  • Hiking trail along the Rhine
  • Beuggen Castle
  • Historic old town of Rheinfelden as stage stop

Characteristics of the route

  • Distance: approx. 19km each
  • Duration: 4h30 to 4h45
  • Difficulty: medium to easy
  • Start/finish: Old town Rheinfelden

Altitude profile and map


Tourismus Rheinfelden
Stadtbüro, Marktgasse 16
4310 Rheinfelden
+41 61 835 52 00

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