A staircase for boats

Locks allow boats to overcome differences in height in a waterway. The lock located in the Rhine at Birsfelden near Basel enables ships to reach the Rhine ports on the border with Germany. The model on display in the museum demonstrates the workings of this fascinating feat of engineering.

Onwards and upwards

To the cableways section

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