Zurich

Rheinfall - Europe's tallest waterfall

  Neuhausen am Rheinfall     07 Sep 2018

A trip to the Rheinfall makes for a great day out. Europe’s tallest waterfall is just a 50-minute train ride from Zurich. Close to the city of Schaffhausen, the water of the River Rhine plunges down an impressive 23 metres at a width of more than 150 metres. Two castles or schlösser watch over the waterfall: Schloss Laufen overlooks the top of the falls, Schlössli Wörth is situated at the bottom. By train it’s easiest to approach the falls from Neuhausen Rheinfall (take the S9 train directly from Zurich main train station). After a short walk you'll arrive at the bottom of the falls. From here, you can take a boat over to the visitor centre (3/2Sfr) or to the rock in the middle of the waterfall (April - Oct, every 10 minutes from 10:00 - 18:00 for 20/15Sfr; in April and October 11:00 - 17:00). Stairs lead up the rock where you're afforded a fantastic view of the falls, spray included. The visitor centre features an exhibition about the history of the Rheinfall (5/3Sfr including access to the viewing platform). On both sides of the river there are paths with lookout platforms and restaurants, so take some time for a stroll. An adventure park is located on the northern side of the falls, where you can climb on ropes fastened between trees (open 10:00 - 19:00, 40/32/16Sfr, summer only).

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