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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
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Biggest waterfall in Europe Sep 20, 2015
Schaffhausen is known for having 2 things (1) Rheinfalls (2) Old Town

The Rheinfalls is the largest fall in Europe with a record flowing 1'250'000 litres per second in 1965. And a normal Summer period record of 600'000 litres per second. Depth of 13 metres. Imagine that?

Reachable by train daily (station: Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall or Neuhausen) or Bus No. 1 from Schaffhausen HBF (main station). Hourly train ride from Zurich will be approx. 40 mins and 45 mins from Zurich airport, this place would qualify as a day trip or a 1 night stay.

You will be amazed by the strong gush of water this Rheinfall produce. As a local, I see loads of tourists come to be awed by this fall every day (excluding the cold winter months of course).

There are also huge tourist crowds from India, I do not know if the Rheinfalls is part of the Bollywood tour of Switzerland which is a tour customised to show Bollywood movie buffs, the scene locations in Bollywood moview. I think the reason could be because this was the site of a 1960s Bollywood Movie – An Evening in Paris. Whilst most of the movie was shot in Paris, there was a scene which was supposedly Niagara Falls in the movie, however I think movie budgets in the 60s are not as big as these days therefore the scene was shot at the Rheinfalls. I have watched this movie as a child with my grandparents and having visited the Rheinfalls and re-watching this movie recently made me realise – OMG! The Niagara Falls in the movie was actually the Rheinfalls (with the Swiss Flag on the Rock!). Ok camera tricks those days aren’t so advance! So this could be the reason for the loads of Indian tourists daily.

Besides walking along the Rheinfalls, you can also take a boat ride around the Rheinfall or take a boat ride to get to the Rock which is a rock structure in the middle of the Rheinfalls. Tickets from Schlossli Worth to the Rock costs CHF8 per person. You get a boat ride to the Rock. You climb up the steps to get all the way to the top where the Swiss flag is. It is an amazing experience that you are in the center of all this water, splashing and gushing against the Rock! Be prepared to get a little wet too when you take the boat ride. Thereafter, wait for the next boat to bring you back to shore!

On special dates such as the night before (31 Jul) the Swiss National Day which 1 Aug, there will be light show at the Rheinfalls at night until 9 pm. For New Year’s eve there will be fireworks display at the Rheinfalls.

There are cafés, 2 nice restaurants at the Schloss (be prepared to pay the price), souvenir shops and playground for children. Do note that there are 2 sides to the Rheinfalls so be prepared to walk up and down hill if you want to have the complete experience. So when in Zurich area, do remember to check out the Rheinfalls!
Yes this is the Rhein Falls with t…
Check out the amount of water!
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stefmuts stefmuts
34 reviews
Rheinfall / Rhine Falls Aug 06, 2014
Nature at her best, near Shaffhausen in the north of Switzerland is Europe's largest waterfall, wide 150 meters and high 23 meters. If you follow the river rhein for a bit you wouldn't expect the water to be so violent so suddenly, at least i didn't! If you just want a view of the waterfall there is no entrance fee. But you can also do a guided tour or boattrip, the website offers a lot of options to see the waterfall and things to see and do nearby like the restaurant with a beautifull view of the waterfall at castle Worth or the adventure park, and the Rhine Falls illuminations at night
Postcard view (literally)
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EmyG says:
I think it won't bother anyone :) it shouldn't at least! I liked this waterfall! I was a kid when we went there and we didn't take a boat ride to the islet! I think I could go there again :)
Posted on: Aug 06, 2014
stefmuts says:
I was there a few years ago but i have to catch up on TB so i'm reviewing and blogging about my past travels, hope you don't mind that?
Posted on: Aug 06, 2014
EmyG says:
I was here in 1997!
Posted on: Aug 06, 2014

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