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Rheinfall, Neuhausen
(4.7/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was a lovely place and we are glad we did not miss it. Two must do items at this place 1. Wait in the queue to see the water falls view from inside the cave - it is beautiful 2. Take the boat ride ...  more »
  • I liked it, but in my opinoin its just a waterfall like all the others. You could take a boat to see it up close, but it was overpriced. Oh, but well - its switzerland, what could you expect? 
  • Very impressed, an impressive waterfall in Schaffhausen! Ample parking at the entrance, ticket cost €5 / person.
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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.