Rhine Falls Introduction
The Rhine Falls (spelled as Rheinfall in German) is the biggest plain waterfall in all of Europe, and it is one of the most important and amazing in Switzerland as well. Just take one look at these falls, and you’ll think that you’ve seen a real waterfall for the first time.
The falls have a total height of 75 feet and a total width of 450 feet.
The falls are on the High Rhine between the Laufen-Uhwiesen and Neuhausen municipalities, and they are close to the town of Schaffhausen in the northern part of Switzerland, between the Zurich and Schaffhausen Cantons. Fish cannot climb the falls, except there are some eels who can by worming their way over the rocks and upward.
The closest community is Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and tourists can also look at the SChloss Worth castle while they’re there. Anyone can take boat trips up the Rhine to the falls. There are even viewing platforms that give people an excellent view of the falls on either side of the Rhine. You can get to these over narrow and steep stairs. One can take guided tours of different lengths that begin from Schloss Laufen on the Zurich side of the waterfall. There is also a youth hostel in Schloss laufen. Different restaurants are situated in Schloss Laufen, the Rhenfall park, and Schloss Worth.
Anyone can get to the Rhine Falls by public transport, bicycle, or by car. There are big pay-parking lots on either side of the falls.
Tourists have been going to the Rhine Falls for several centuries, and they have been standing in awe of them for ages.
The famous author Mary Shelly went to the Falls while she was on a tour of Europe with her son. She talked about her visit in a travel narrative that she wrote in the mid-1800s. You, too, can see the falls, and you will have a much easier time accessing them than visitors of the past. You can get to them by car, bicycle, or public transport, and there are very big parking lots on either side of the falls. You can just park your car there and spend the whole day standing in awe of these falls.
If you’ve never seen a waterfall before, take the opportunity and let these be the first falls that you’ve ever seen. It will change the way you think about waterfalls.
Rheinfall Photo Gallery
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