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Swiss Rhine Ports in Basel


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Dreilšndereck
Dreiländereck at Basel Kleinhüningen Port

Switzerland as a landlocked country has no sea-ports, but an important share of imports and exports is transported on River Rhine. All four Swiss ports used for freight clearing are located in and around Basel: Kleinhüningen (Basel, right shore), St. Johann (Basel, left shore), Birsfelden and Auhafen Muttenz.



Basel Rhineport Kleinhüningen: container terminal
Container terminal at Rhine port Kleinhüningen
Freighttrains
Freight trains
Fuel oil hauling truck
Fuel oil hauling truck

Dreiländereck [Three countries edge]

Basel: Dreiländereck Dreiländereck: France, Switzerland, Germany

At the lower end of Rhine port Kleinhünigen a monument reminds of the good relations Basel has to neighbouring Alsace (France) and southern Germany. Basel is the only German speaking region in Switzerland with a clear majority of the population in favour of a membership in the European Union.



How to find Dreiländereck in Basel

Tram 8, stop Kleinüningen
Dreiländereck is located at the end of Westquaistrasse.
From the tram terminal station cross River Wiese and follow its right shore until you reach River Rhine,
then follow River Rhine downstream. About 1/4 hour to walk.
GPS coordinates: latitude = 47.587410, longitude = 7.589386
map: search.ch (zoom out to see tram stop)



Birsfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant and Rhine Lock

Basel: Rhinelock at Birsfelden
Hydroelectric power plant (left) and lock for freight ships (right)
Birsfelden Rhine port is located upstream.

information Port Authority (in German)



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