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Who wants to drop in, Basel,

When it comes to your flow, you begin to dream of the baslers. "Z'Basel an mym Rhy" in voices, a song, the Text of Johann Peter Hebel wrote. When it comes to the thing itself, hide the reality. For the around 120'000 passengers, which started last year in Basel for your trip on the Rhine or terminated and not with the buses of the operators of the web chauffeur were, this was often more frustration than pleasure. "Definitely a better connection of the Terminals to the tri-border region and the landing would be on the Klybeckquai desirable," says Jef Pelkmans, spokesman for the Swiss shipping company Scylla. Also, Thurgau-Travel-founder Hans Kaufmann: "These two docks should be optically upgraded and better connected to the public TRANSPORT network." The nearest tram stop, 10 to 15 minutes was removed. "This is for older people with suitcases unreasonable," says the Thurgau entrepreneur. Helpful a Shuttle would be, for example,-Service, he is convinced. The same calls also Pelkmans, therefore, a question mark behind the price-performance ratio. Finally, it would be cheaper ports as Basel, he says.

The fleet with the Swiss cross on the tail is growing and growing

Satisfied, it shows the organizers of river cruises with the embarkation of St. Johann. This sun lounger is ideal because it is accessible with the Tram directly. "In addition, it offers a beautiful view on the river Rhine, the city and its bridges," says Kaufmann. Praise, he also mentioned that a lot here in the technical equipment invested. Thanks to the electrical connections, the ships can turn off their engines during the stay. This is eco-friendly and for guests and local residents, with less noise. Basel has world-renowned museums and a well maintained downtown. In essence, the Rhine city in the tri-border region to Baden-württemberg and the Alsace region is a commercial center and a multi-billion dollar business for the export-driven Pharma – an economic Hotspot, where chimneys smoke and the ground is contaminated with the production of the sins of the past. To make matters worse, the run-of-river power plants above the city was unlikely to be obstacles to be overcome.

The history of Basel's passenger shipping is long. 28. July 1832 a passenger ship first reached the city. The steamship Frankfurt was a messenger of the industrialization in the 19th century. Century. Cabin vessels operate since the middle of the last century, the 832-Kilometer-long route between Basel and Rotterdam, NL. But even André Auderset, CEO of the Swiss Association for shipping and port economy (SVS) in Basel, admits frankly that the industry was often underestimated, although it represents a "significant economic factor". So you offer to 6400 jobs in the area of hospitality on Board, 1600 in the nautical field and 350 in the administrative in Switzerland. The total paid in the industry nearly 70 million francs in taxes and social security contributions of over 30 million Swiss francs per year. Also, the economic Benefit is respectable. "We assume that a guest spends an average of 65 Swiss francs on the country," says Auderset. This is a yearly recurring revenues of almost 8 million Swiss francs resulting. Not only Basel and the surrounding area benefit from the river cruise. "Excursions to the Matterhorn, lake Lucerne, or the Swiss miniature to Melide with a panoramic drive over the Gotthard today are often on the road trip program," says Auderset. So, other tourism regions can benefit from the river cruise.

by the end of 2017 248 ships under the Swiss flag on the Rhine and its tributaries were on the road. 153 of them cabin vessels. "44 percent or almost half of them wear the Swiss cross on the tail," says Auderset. Their share had doubled in the last ten years, which speak for the success of the Swiss quality model. Currently, there are 33'000 "floating hotel beds" on the Rhine for a year, 300j'000 guests.

"Green cross" are trips in the Trend

Interestingly, the financial crisis brought only in the year 2008, the industry is in full swing. In 2005, were counted around 44'000 passengers in Basel, in 2009, over 78'000 and in the peak year of 2014, more than 130'000. And the growth is likely to go with a view to the largely untapped Asian markets perk up. In 2017, five more new cruise ships were added alone to the Rhine, for the Rhine, Main and Danube together, there were three. More capacity also means more diversity. The travel routes will be extended increasingly from the Rhine river on the tributaries. Not only is the geographic range changes. In order to reach younger customers, offered new subjects to travel, for example, river cruises to the most beautiful Christmas markets on the Rhine. In the Trend of "green cross rides".

keep up with demand, wishes Kaufmann docks in Basel. Down the river going planned a new district with a lot of Green, he says. "Beautiful river ships make the atmosphere of the Maritime," he says. Well possible that also the guests could be on the ships to get the idea, "Z'Basel an mym Rhy, jo, asked would i sy!" to belt out. (Sunday newspaper)

Created: 16.02.2019, 19:25 PM

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