The Middle Bridge (German: Mittlere Brücke [common name] / German: Mittlere Rheinbrücke [official name], French: Pont du Milieu) is a historic bridge in the Swiss city of Basel. It is situated on the oldest existing bridge site across the Rhine, between Lake Constance and the North Sea.
The first document pertaining to the Middle Bridge dates back to 1223. A loan document of that year shows that the bishop Heinrich of Basel (also known as Heinrich von Thun) temporarily transferred the cathedral treasury to a Jewish moneylender as deposit for a loan. The money was to be used for the construction of the Middle Bridge, the first bridge across the Rhine in Basel, which played a significant role in the development of trade in the city. The exact time of construction is unknown, but it must have been complete to a certain extent in 1224, since a document of that year mentions “Johannes on the Rhine bridge.”
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Dennis ter Maat | Feb 19, 2018
Great place to look at the Rhein passing though Basel. Was a nice way of crossing it each time we did so with boats and the ferries crossing. Especially the Hotel "Le Trois Rois" really is spectacular to see at night.
Les Parmars | Dec 21, 2017
watching the Rhine lazily curl along it's way from the mountains to the north sea one is forced to marvel at nature's beauty...
Eda Basler | Jan 25, 2018
It's worth visiting 👍 especially for tourists... But I would read something about the bridge before you visit it or else it's just a boring bridge😊
Benedikt Büchenbacher | Jan 27, 2018
Gorgeous view over the Rhein and the litle cute city:)
Irene Pascual | Dec 12, 2017
Nice bridge with awesome views. You just want to take pictures everywhere to everything
Denitsa Ivanova | Mar 14, 2018
Great view ! Take your time to go there. Another great view opens from the terrasse behind the Cathedrale
Pierros Zevolis | Mar 10, 2018
A bridge with interesting and beautiful architecture. The town is pretty nice too, with good entertainment options.
natasha jamshaid | Apr 5, 2018
i really feel relx when i sitt there... i love this place
Heinz Gehrig | Apr 21, 2018
Mittlere Brücke...its the bridge that connects small and big Basel, in the middle there is a Shrine called the Martins Shrine. It is a historical and very famous bridge
Dylan | May 25, 2018
Very pretty bridge that connects both sides of basel across the Rhine river. Make sure you take your time to slowly walk and take in the sights and sounds here.
gr8 abican | Jun 30, 2018
It is the centre of the city and you can visit all nice places nearby and view is also very nice.
Pushpraj Singh | Jun 24, 2018
Great place to relax with a cold beer and the cool Rhine breeze.
Aaron Morris | Jun 19, 2018
As far as bridges go, this is a very old style and nice bridge.
Mendurim Rashiti | Jul 26, 2018
Good place to have a beer or maybe two beers and enjoy the beauty of Rhine river!
Jakob Ahlstrand | Jul 25, 2018
Beautiful bridge. nice places to sit on both sides
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