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

 

  • 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.

  • Napoleon Museum of the Arenenberg Castle

    Overlooking the lower part of Lake Constance, the Arenenberg castle was the main residence of the former Queen Hortense of Holland and her son, Prince Louis Napoleon, future Napoleon III, who spent his adolescence in this castle while studying at Augsburg, Bavaria. Beneath its appearance as a country manor, the Arenenberg castle does not give any clues as to the treasures hidden within. Visitors can discover a whole series of remarkable furniture and decoration in First Empire, Biedermeier and Second Empire styles, completed by an exceptional collection of artwork. It is the only museum devoted to the history of Napoleon in a Germany-speaking country.

  • Stein-am-Rhein

    Stein-am-Rhein, known for its old town dating from the Middle Ages with its wonderful half-timbered houses and painted facades, is located at the point where Lake Constance narrows to become the River Rhine again. As it leaves the lower lake, the river heads towards the West and runs through the valleys of the countryside towards Basel.

  • Basler Läckerli

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

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

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