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Rheinfelden is a town divided between Switzerland and Germany with the Rhine flowing through the town and making up the border.

Reformed church

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

There are two railway stations, one on the Swiss side, and one on the German side.

From the 1 Swiss station two hourly IR trains leave in direction of Basel (13 min) and Zurich (1 h) via Brugg and Baden. The S1 trains connects to smaller towns around the area.

The 2 German station has hourly IRE trains to Basel and Radolfszell and sometimes to Ulm. Slower RB trains stop at smaller towns nearby.

By car[edit]

On the Swiss side the A3 motorway runs just south of town. There are two exits, Rheinfelden and Rheinfelden Ost. A861 connects to A3 and crosses the border (and the Rhine) just west of town. It connects to the German A5 via A98.

Get around[edit]

The bridge in the middle of town serves as a border crossing for pedestrians.

Map of Rheinfelden


The highlight of Rheinfelden is definitely the old town centre with the medieval city walls and the Roman era river fortifications.

  • 1 Fricktaler Museum, Marktgasse 12, +41 61 831 14 50. Tu, Sa, Su 14:00-17:00. A local history museum showcasing a collection of exhibits around live and history in the Frick valley. Fr. 5. Fricktaler Museum (Q20012471) on Wikidata
  • 2 Feldschlösschen Brewery, Theophil-Roniger-Strasse, +41 848 125 000. On appointment only, M-Sa. This "castle" is home to the brewery of one of the more popular Swiss beers. While the brand has since been bought up by Carlsberg, you can still visit the original brewery with several tours on offer. Fr. 15. Building Feldschlösschen brewery with pub and factory owner's villa (Q900181) on Wikidata
  • 3 [dead link] Stadtmuseum Rheinfelden, +49 7623 95-348. Sa, Su 12:00-17:00. This museum is in the German town, right next to the old Rhine bridge. Free.
  • 4 Wasserturm Rheinfelden. Wasserturm Rheinfelden (Q2551847) on Wikidata


  • 1 Schleusenfahrt. This two hour boat ride to Basel takes you through 2 locks.





  • 1 Schiff am Rhein, Marktgasse 58, fax: +41 61 836 22 00, . Located 350m from the train station. Restaurant and terrace facing the river Rhein. 10 minutes by train to Basel. Single room from Fr. 145, double room from Fr. 195.
  • 2 Grand Hôtel des Salines. Opened in 1882. Grand Hôtel des Salines (Q20170923) on Wikidata


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