How to get there & route details
How to travel to Rheinfelden, and walking route details.
How to get there and back
Rheinfelden is easy to reach by both train and car. A 15 minute train ride from Basel gets you there, for example. The walk starts and ends at the train station. Alternatively you can reach Rheinfelden by boat from Basel.
Be sure to look into passes that may come in handy for this day trip and your other activities in Switzerland.
Section 1: from the train station to the park
You can find the route on the map on this page. We offer detailed street by street directions as well:
- Exit the train station and keep walking straight along the Bahnhofstrasse, until you can turn left into the narrow Tempelgasse;
- Walk down the street and onto the bridge over the river Rhine;
- Walk onto the island on your left to explore it, then walk back to the bridge. If you want, you can turn left to cross the bridge into Germany. The border is in the middle of the river. Or turn right (where you came from) to continue the walking route;
- Now turn left into the Marktgasse. After about 300 m turn left into the narrow Johannitergasse;
- You've now reached a small chapel, the 'Johanniterkapelle'. The alley 'Zum Rhytörli' on its right leads to the river Rhine;
- Continue following the Johannitergasse. Turn left at the end of the street to cross the gate of the tower, and follow the Kupfergasse and Hermann-Keller-Strasse to the entrance of the park. The tower, the 'Storchennestturm', was completed in 1360.
Section 2: from the park to the train station
- From the entrance of the park, walk straight ahead, then turn left to reach the river Rhine;
- Turn left to walk along the river for 150 m, then the path goes left and reaches the entrance of the park again;
- Walk back to the tower and through the gate. Walk straight ahead until the square where you turn left into the Geissgasse;
- You'll reach the tiny square 'Obertorplatz', from where you can see another tower: the 'Obertorturm'. Its base dates back to the Medieval era, while the tower itself was built in the 17th century;
- Turn right to reach the Brodlaube, then continue straight ahead into the Kirchgasse;
- You'll pass the St. Martin church on your right;
- Now turn left into the Bahnhofstrasse to walk back at the train station.