Rheinfelden is a town divided between Switzerland and Germany with the Rhine flowing through the town and making up the border.
By trainThere are two railway stations, on on the Swiss side, and one on the German side.
From the two hourly IR trains leave in direction of Basel (13 min) and Zurich (1 h) via Brugg and Baden. The S1 trains connects to smaller towns around the area.
The has hourly IRE trains to Basel and Radolfszell and sometimes to Ulm. Slower RB trains stop at smaller towns nearby.
By carOn the Swiss side the A3 motorway runs just south of town. There are two exits, Rheinfelden and Rheinfelden Ost. A861 connects to A3 and crosses the border (and the Rhine) just west of town. It connects to the German A5 via A98.
The bridge in the middle of town serves as a border crossing for pedestrians.
The highlight of Rheinfelden is definitely the old town centre with the medieval city walls and the Roman era river fortifications.
phone: +41 61 831 14 50address: Marktgasse 12A local history museum showcasing a collection of exhibits around live and history in the Frick valley.
phone: +41 848 125 000address: Theophil-Roniger-StrasseThis "castle" is home to the brewery of one of the more popular Swiss beers. While the brand has since been bought up by Carlsberg, you can still visit the original brewery with several tours on offer.
phone: +49 7623 95-348This museum is in the German town, right next to the old Rhine bridge.
SchleusenfahrtThis two hour boat ride to Basel takes you through 2 locks.
phone: +41 61 831 71 70address: Brodlaube 11
address: Marktgasse 58Located 350m from the train station. Restaurant and terrace facing the river Rhein. 10 minutes by train to Basel.