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

 

  • The Rhine Falls

    Only a few hundred metres downstream from Schaffhausen is one of Europe's most powerful and impressive waterfalls. 150 metres wide and 23 metres high water flows over the falls at an average of 750 m3 per second. The wild spectacle of the Rhine hurtling over the rocks attracts hundres of thousands of sightseers every year. Boat rides enable visitors to get even closer to the falls.

  • Rheinau on the Rhine

    Considered as one of the major sacred buildings in Switzerland, the monastery island of Rheinau, placed in a bend in the river downstream from Schaffhausen, houses a magnificent Benedictine abbey. The monastery in late gothic-baroque style, formerly the collegiate church of St Mary, is a wonderful illustration of high Baroque style in Switzerland.

  • Kaiserstuhl

    On the border between the district of Zurich and Germany, the small town of Kaiserstuhl has maintained its yesteryear charm: it has barely spread beyond its medieval boundaries. Kaiserstuhl is the departure point for several walks, and it is possible to reach Eglisau, upstream, after a two-hour walk along the River Rhine.

  • Eglisau

    On the North bank of the River Rhine, near the German border, Eglisau is nestled in steep vineyards that go right down to the river. The town is known for its medieval centre and its gothic houses, most of which date back to the 17th century, and its famous wine cellars. A local museum, set up in the Baroque “Weierbachhus” building, dating back to 1670, displays information on the history of shipping, salmon fishing, salt trade and local industry. Orangina, now known throughout the world, was launched in 1935 from the former Eglisau mineral springs.

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  • Developed route with EuroVelo signs
  • Developed route
  • Route under development
  • Route at the planning stage

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