Tripoint Ch / De / Fr (Basel)

In the middle of river Rhine, ± 150 mtr. North/West than we find the monument for the tripoint, the actual tripoint is situated.

The monument (pylon) was designed in 1957 by Wilhelm Münger and is placed on Swiss territory.

Tripoint Basel

You'll find on this page some borderstones as well that we found, cycling around the area.

Also to be found are some borderposts.

The Monument

Tripoint Basel

Customsoffice Zollstrasse

First borderstone

Extra borderstone

Following the bikepath

to the East (Ch - De)

Here we finish the tour on the Ch / De border at Basel / Weil am Rhein. We now bike to the 'Dreiländerbrücke' and bike to France, where we try to spot some border markers as well.

Three countries bridge

The Three Countries Bridge (German: Dreiländerbrücke, French: La passerelle des Trois Pays) is an arch bridge that crosses the Rhine between Huningue (Fr) and Weil am Rhein (De) within the Basel metropolitan.

It is the world's longest single-span bridge only allowed for pedestrians and cyclists. Length is 248 mtr. and its main span is 229.4 mtr.

Her name comes from the bridge's location near the 3ipoint Ch / De / Fr at about 200 metres distance. It was designed by architect Dietmar Feichtinger.


The first crossing at this place was built for Huningue Castle and was destroyed by French troops in 1797.

The Three Countries Bridge is located at the place where, on 20 October 1944, the Huningue pontoon bridge was destroyed by Allied bombs.

From then until the opening of Palmrainbrücke for road vehicles in 1979, the German Hw 532 ended at this point with a car ferry crossing.

Borderstone De / Fr

Bordercrosspoint Ch / Fr

Borderstone 15 Ch / Fr

Borderpost Huningue Ch / Fr

Borderpost Burgfelderstrasse Ch / Fr

Borderstone  Ch / Fr