Rhine Falls, Neuhausen am Rheinfall

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Experience the power of nature at Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. Formed during the last ice age, the thunderous waterfall once inspired Goethe to compare it to the "source of the ocean." A popular destination for day-trippers from Zurich, the fall spans 150 m (450 ft), its water plummeting from a height of 23 m (75 ft). Most visitors choose to admire and photograph this awesome natural spectacle from a medieval castle located on the left bank of the river, but you can also take a ferry all the way to a large rock sitting in the middle of the waterfall. If you do choose to come that close, don a raincoat first. A visit to Rhine Falls represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Neuhausen am Rheinfall online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited the spectacular Rhine Falls in the spring of 2019 (in the month of April to be precise). Rhine Falls was the first sight in our itinerary for Switzerland. Super excited, we reached Rhine...  more »
  • For direction > This is my preferred route. From Zurich train station, take the train to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall. On arrival buy CHF5 ticket from the ticket machine. Yup! it's right at the end of....  more »
  • Amazing scenery. Awesome boat ride. You can opt for only boat ride or you can choose to get a stop in the rocks between the flow of water. Choose to spend time in the rocks for some amazing photos. Look for trains travelling near the falls and over the bridge for nice photo shots. You can also walk around the parking area for scenic photo spots.
  • The Rhine Falls, the biggest waterfall in Europe, offer the visitors a spectacular sight! 17,000 years ago this impressive wonder of nature was formed and is now the main attraction for countless visitors from all over the world. Over a width of 150 metres and a height of 23 metres, an average of 700,000 litres of water cascade over the rocks every second. A boat ride to the famous rock in the middle of the Falls and the short walk to the top, is an unforgettable experience for every visitor. There was so much water and the sight of this incredible waterfall was lovely! The site is splendid , the place is scenic in view with marvellous route through Black Forest . The Rhine fall boat ride is enjoyable and worth visit as part of Europe tour.
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