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

 

  • Steckborn

    Mirrored in the water lies the silhouette of the lively Swiss town of Steckborn, with its landmark Turmhof. Especially worth seeing are the protected historic timbered houses, that form the town center from the Middle-Age. The Turmhof from the 14th century is home to a homeland-museum, which present the culture and history of the Untersee region. © Tourismus Untersee, photographer Theo Keller

  • Basler Läckerli

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

  • Radolfzell am Bodensee

    From a little fishing and wine village, Radolfzell grew over the centuries to become the center of the Untersee region. The resort town, known supra-regionally for the Mettnau-cure, has a lot to offer to the visitors. No wonder, the city looks back at 1.200 years of history. Radolfzell as a place of pilgrimage can be discovered at the end of July, during the ‘Hausherrenfest’, where the city saints, the so called ‘Hausherren’, are being carried around the historic cathedral. Closely related to it as well is the famous Mooser water procession. © Tourismus- und Stadtmarketing Radolfzell, photographer Achim Mende

  • Schaffhausen

    Visiting Schaffhausen is somewhat like taking a trip back in time. The old town, built more than 1000 years ago in a place where the boats were forced to cast anchor, hindered in their sail up the river by the Rhine falls, has more than 170 houses with oriel windows and facades painted in rich colours.

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  • Route at the planning stage

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