Rheinfelden

If you remember from our trip to Vitra, making your way into Germany from Basel doesn’t take long. And just outside of Basel, on the banks of the Rhine, is a quaint town that sits right on the border of Switzerland and Germany.

I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden and made my way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine.

Today Rheinfelden can refer to a Swiss town or a German town. Yes in 1802 Napoleon set the border between Switzerland and Germany and cut good ol Rheinfelden along the Rhine.

I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden and made my way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine. I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden and made my way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine.

Last week my Tita Clarissa and I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden for an afternoon at sole uno, a lovely spa with saunas and thermal baths (but more on that on a later day). After a bit of relaxation we made our way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine.

I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden and made my way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine. I traveled to the Swiss Rheinfelden and made my way through Rheinfelden to view the colorful buildings in old town and to catch the sunset over the Rhine.

Then we had to make a cheeky walk over into Rheinfelden, Germany.

And after all that bathing, photographing, and border hopping, Tita Clarissa and I had to stop for a glass of wine and a snack before heading home. Life can be tough.

Would Rheinfelden’s old town charm draw you in for a visit?

  • It’s so interesting that this town is literally cut in half! I wonder what kind of consequences it has for the people living there and if there are big difference between the German and the Swiss Side. Well, people probably do their shopping in Germany! 😉

    • Hahah Oh yes, I definitely would do my shopping in Germany. I wish I had more time to visit the German side to compare to the Swiss side

  • Woah. I love that this town is totally cut in half! I am adding this to my travel bucket list whilst I am here in Germany!

    • Yes I’d definitely recommend it. And hop on a bus to the thermal baths at sole uno too

  • This town looks so pretty and I love the idea of it being split between Germany and Switzerland!

    • It was such a cute town! I loved the painted buildings

  • Haha, hm, I wonder if people born there have dual citizenship then? Or how the border control would be for tourists here! Haha

    • Hahaha luckily since Switzerland and Germany are both in the Schengen area, there isn’t too much concern I’m assuming 🙂

  • what a tough life indeed! hang tough my girl!

    • Thanks, Mom. Love you 🙂

  • I agree with everyone else, how funny it’s split in the town! I love towns on rivers so I’d be in to visit.

    • I need to go back some time and check out the German side!

  • Sarah Grace

    This seems like such a charming village to visit.. I like the clear cut division of the village by the Rhine. That division seems so much more simpler than the border between Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, QC that I am way to familiar with. You can go to the local library in Derby Line, but you will be checking out any books you select in Stanstead, QC because the border line runs right through building. Its an community that creates some only in New England and worthy of the Gilmore Girls moments !

    • Wow! Hahaha How interesting that the library happens to lie on the border! Gilmore Girls moments?! This sounds PRECIOUS

  • Oh love this…Germany and Switzerland (and Austria) is like my favourite section of Europe. So easy to just hop through the different countries. Love that you are able to travel through there! x

    • It’s so easy and it’s neat to see all the similarities and differences between the countries!