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Rheinfall, Neuhausen
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Experience the power of nature at Rheinfall, 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. Make Rheinfall a part of your Neuhausen vacation plans using our Neuhausen vacation builder.
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  • A show not to be missed. Would recommend taking the path that goes along the falls and along the railroad comes to the fortress from which descends to be almost under water. I think it is very interesting also the boat ride that leads behind the waterfall front and even you can arrive at the Central promontory. On sunny days splashing create beautiful Rainbows. All very impressive
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  • Europe's largest waterfall, also known as line falls. Zürich Tourism and thinking, S-bahn can be reached in less than an hour aboard. Of course, the renowned and world's largest waterfall, Victoria and Niagara falls on a scale that is long compared to them, but it's not easy to find this on a scale equal to deliberately find rewarding. For information about browsing the Internet falls into the picture, as shown in the middle of a towering waterfall, rocks, and rocks close aboard a tourist items. Of course, not a free ferry. However, you don't need to bother soaring rock scenic boat ride to take you because it just doesn't seem necessary. The old Castle in the vicinity of the falls, there are also a restaurant where you can dine. Watching the scenery around the advantage, though, compared to other restaurants of Switzerland with a special menu that is because you want to be sure to eat a special dish in this place, there is no need to eat rice. Switzerland's other restaurants and food prices as the prices are quite expensive when compared to.
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  • So, if you're in the area and not coming here, it is really their own fault. It is simply extremely impressive, as the water down there paves the way.
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  • Nice water fall although not very big. One get chance to view it very closely that make it different from other. You need 2-3hrs to visit this spot. Well connected with railway route. It is quite popular among tourist.
  • One of the must visit place in Europe. It feels like a heaven there, seeing the beautiful waterfall, feeling the cool breeze and having a sip if coffee. The souvenir shops are pretty good but they all close by evening. There is facility for having barbeque party with your family. The boat ride is nice experience, they take you closer to the falls and it was an amazing experience.
  • A gorgeous landmark! My toddler enjoyed the experience and so did my wife and I. Definitely a great place to visit at least once. You can walk above and beside the falls on a public bridge or you can pay the modest ticket fee to get up close and personal from the castle right next to the falls. On the other side you can take a boat tour, including several that drive right up into the spray.
  • An absolutely beautiful waterfall, half of which is in Germany and the other half in Switzerland. The structures built to view this waterfall is amazing, with a deck where one can go right next to the waterfall at the point of its fall and another cantilevering out over the waterfall.
  • Beautiful massive waterfalls with great observation platforms and tiny grotto at the very bottom! Fun with kids. Plenty of choices to eat, reservations are recommended if you want to have great waterfall view. Would recommend the boat tour as it takes you for even closer look and more intimate experience with nature.