On our last day there, before our evening flight, we drove to Basel for a look around. We had a lovely sunny day, which was good as it was late November.
The Spalentor ( Spalen Gate)
An interesting ferry trip across the river.
The Ferries are hydraulic driven, requiring no other energy source. There are 4 ferries each situated about midway between two bridges. Each ferry is attached by a cable to a block that rides along another cable spanning the river at a height of 20 or 30 metres. To cross the river , the ferryman orients the the boat around 45 degrees from the current so that the current pushes the boat across the river.
A great end to our trip!