History

How it all began:

It all began in the late 1980s, when a serious chemical accident turned the Rhine in Basel into a sewer

In subsequent years, much work was undertaken to make the water clean once again and provide a habitat for fish.

Some fantastic projects were launched, including Wickelfisch creator Tilo Ahmels’s idea to equip Basel’s swimmers with a swimming bag designed for use in the Rhine.

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Together with local energy operator IWB, the idea for the first Wickelfisch bags was thus developed.

They were carefully crafted from fabric and needed to be light yet tear-resistant.

A distinctive design with a sealing system that also needed to be secure and absolutely waterproof – and quick and easy to use.

And so the Wickelfisch
was born!