From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.

From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.

Eurovelo 15 leaves its mountainous section and comes into a flatter, more populous area, but just as attractive. The river has deepened its bed between the Black Forest and the Jura, sometimes wide and slow, other times narrow and rapid, thereby creating varied landscapes sculpted over the passage of time.

Between Lake Constance, a natural jewel flanked by the surrounding gently rolling countryside, and Basel, the cultural centre of the three-border region where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, Eurovélo 15 veers east to west, taking the south bank of the Rhine in Switzerland, and[...] more

switching to the north bank in the German State of Baden-Württemberg. departing Lake Constance, the cycle route first crosses Schaffhouse and its famous Rhine falls, then carries on through towns and villages spanning the river in Germany and Switzerland. On the German side of the Rhine, we find the town of Waldshut-Tiengen, whose ten quarters marry an urban atmosphere with the charm of the countryside.

 

  • 160
    Length
    km
  • 7 000
    boats in service navigating
    on the River Rhine.
  • 185 000 Km2
    Rhine catchment
    area

 

  • Basler Läckerli

    Similar to gingerbread, made with crystallised fruits, honey and almonds, these biscuits from Basel are cut into small squares, then glazed.

  • Untersee

    The Swiss-German ‘Untersee’ is one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake of Constance. There lie the peninsula of Höri, loved by the famous painters and writers Otto Dix and Hermann Hesse, the monasterial heritage of the Reichenau island, the gorgeous painted facades in Stein am Rhein, where you can find a very dense mix of what characterizes the Lake of Constance: beautiful islands, peninsulas and bays, mysterious monasteries and castles, culinary delights and top-class events. © Tourismus Untersee, photographer Theo Keller

  • Reichenau

    The island of Reichenau, the biggest of the three islands of the Lake of Constance, is listed as a world heritage by the UNESCO since 2000 and demonstrates the religious and cultural importance of the big Benedictine monastery during the Middle-Age. To reach the island you will go over a dike with a magnificent Pappel avenue (Deutsche Alleenstraße). Good examples of the monasterial architecture are the three roman churches of the island: the cathedral of St. Maria and Markus with a treasure chamber, St. Georg with Ottonian mural paintings and St. Peter and Paul. © Tourist-Information Reichenau, photographer Achim Mende

  • Basel

    Basel is where the River Rhine joins Germany, France and Switzerland thus creating the cultural centre of the “three countries corner”. The people of Basel feel very attached to the River Rhine: the district's anthem is titled “Z Basel am mym Rhy” (“Basel on the Rhine”). It is the last port on the River Rhine that can be accessed by barges.

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