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 online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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Rhine Falls Reviews
This was a beautiful place. We had a sunny day which made for some great rainbow sightings reflected in the mist. We wandered down close to the falls and enjoyed the noise and force of the falls. It w... more »
On the basis this is Europes biggest waterfall I can't give it less than top marks! You can view from either side of the river (Laufen side is the better) or from one of the numerous boat trips. Even ... more »
The Rhine Falls is the biggest waterfall in Europe. It is spectacular to see such a big waterfall right in front of us. more »
This is a beautiful place, there is an entry charge some 7 or 8 CHF. The place is mind blowing. You can see the water flow right besides you. There is a point when you are just a few feet away from the gushing water. I visited it during December 1st week and it was pretty cold. Do carry water proof clothes or extra clothes as you end up drenching yourself as small droplets of water comes on you. There is one more option of watching the flow through a cruise boat. The sound of the water calms you down and it’s a must watch sight. Should definitely visit this place. There is a bus from the train station that takes you directly to the point, which leaves every 30-45 min and takes around 20 min to reach.
This is a stunning landmark. Though the waterfall itself isn't very high, but the water flows here with tremendous power and it can be felt by traveling on a ferry to the rocks. A visit to the rocks is a must if you travel here. Also the surroundings are very clean and its very well connected with rail with 2 Railway stations on either side of the falls.
Definitely a must visit place in Switzerland. The best part is you have public transport taking you to the footsteps of Rhein falls. The gallery is so amazing and the water so clean. The speed of the fall takes your breath away and you feel amazing just being there. Very good place to click photos.
Last month our Star tours took us this falls.we enjoyed lot. We took so many photo shots +video recording also. Then our happiness all vaporized. My bus couch left us &went to Zurich with other passengers. No body help us their.language problem,no communication, no taxi stand &buses Police also not helpful. They never understand English. Our happiness gone. The same falls at that time look like devils touring place.I& my cousin r 65 & 71 years old.we panicked, afraid without communication. Later we begged small coffee restaurant worker. He arranged a taxi for 200€.Until now the star tours never pay back our money. Later we became like beggars &borrow some money from other passengers. So now we hate this falls Please put some English learn persons in tourism places.
Absolutely Stunning!! We had a perfect day when we visited. Going out on the boat to the stones in middle gives you one of the best views. Only down side was it was quite busy so you had to be careful walking up all the narrow steps with people trying to walk down as well. But definitely worth it when you get to the top and see the view.
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