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Rheinfall, Neuhausen

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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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  • The largest waterfall in Europe, almost at the start of the Rhein. Well worth a visit, good car parking with machines that take both Swiss Francs or Euros. Try the boat trip and climb up the rock in t...  read more »
  • Beautiful place tourist to visit in Switzerland, preferably in the summer. Possibility to make a round trip to the foot of the falls.
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  • The place is photographers paradise. - The boat ride is superb and the wine available is good in this place. 
  • Great views of an exceptionally powerful cascading waterfall. Quite busy with lots of tourists. The boat tours were good if a tad expensive. The best one seems to be to the room in the middle. We'll worth the climb to the top of the rock.
  • Must see place when visiting Switzerland or Zurich specifically. Might even add zurich to your itinerary just for visiting rhinefalls. The waterfall is really heav my in volume during summers so would recommend this time of the year to see the fall, however, can see it in winter as well. Would also recommend the 15 min or 30 min boat ride they offer. It is worth the money.
  • Just listening to it is even very relaxing. I was so fascinated by the power of the water. You can also take a ferry during summer time to get closer to waterfall. However, the Laufen Schloss grounds is also just right next to the waterfall so there is an amazing view there as well. Must see!
  • Beautiful waterfall, the largest in Europe. We took a tour from Zurich. There are boat tours that take you near to the waterfall/the "island". Wonderful experience. A must visit. It is accessible by train too.
  • Europe's largest waterfall is the main reason to visit Schaffhausen. The area is great for hiking, exploring and fotography but sadly the only part that is well maintained is the parking area.
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