4.5 based on 2 reviews
The Rhine Falls, the biggest waterfall in Europe, offer the visitors a spectacular sight! 17,000 years ago this impressive wonder of nature was formed and is now the main attraction for countless visitors from all over the world. Over a width of 150 metres and a height of 23 metres, an average of 700,000 litres of water cascade over the rocks every second. A boat ride to the famous rock in the middle of the Falls and the short walk to the top, is an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
If you are in that area a must see! We literally spent 3 hours just enjoying the spectacular Waterfalls. Very power- but also peaceful at the same time. I have asthma so I found the walk to the falls and later back considering the hot weather very strenuous. But worth visiting anyway!
4.5 based on 109 reviews
Der Seilpark mit der genialen Aussicht auf den Rheinfall. Nicht mal fliegen ist schoner auf unseren ultralangen Seilbahnen.
Parking here is a nightmare, but more on that in a second. It's a little tricky following signs to Rhine Falls and finding parking in the gated areas, but once you arrive it's an amazing sight. We brought a lunch so we enjoyed sitting on a bench and having some coffee before entering the crowded visitor area. There's a large mix of tourist groups on buses, and visitors travelling on their own.You can simply walk around and take pictures or take 30 minute tour boats, or 15 minute tour boats, or take a boat to the middle viewing tower in the twin rocks. We took the short boat ride and that was affordable and all we really needed to feel and get a close up view of Rhine Falls. It was majestic and magnificent. Not nearly as large as Niagara in the U.S. but powerful none the less.
Upon leaving we went to pay for parking and found 15 people in the hot sun frustrated with the one unmanned payment machine. It seem to frustrate everyone, but the locals. On my turn, it took my ticket and 50 Francs !! I am still emailing to try and get that back! Parking there ruined our visit.
4 based on 98 reviews
This beautiful display of power on the Rhine River is a must see sight when in this part of Switzerland. The walk up and down the side of the river is very pleasant while watching river boats approach the falls, full of tourists, some of whom get off in the middle and climb to the top to see the river literally crashing down on them for an exhilarating experience
4.5 based on 9 reviews
If you're visiting the falls then it would be silly not to experience one of the many boat trips on offer - they're reasonably priced and cater for all requirements - short falls experience, trip to the mid falls island or a longer trip down river. To be honest the number 4 trip seemed the best option - cost 8cf/e per person, lasts about 15mins and takes you right up close to below the falls. Did consider the island trip (12cf/e) but in my opinion you get the same views from the Laufen side of the river and it's always busy so you have to wait in line to climb up to the platform. Don't worry about getting wet as unless the winds blowing unfavourably all you'll experience is very slight spray.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
I've heard about the famous Rheinfall in Schaffhausen for many years, but never before had the chance to visit them. These fantastic Waterfalls cut Europe's second-longest river in half, and are the highest set of Waterfalls in a major waterway and river thoroughfare for many hundreds of miles.
A number of boat operators offer trips to and around the falls; some go very close to them, others keep their distance, and some allow their passengers to disembark on one of the Islands at the foot of the falls.
We went on Rhyfall Mandli, whose advertising message is "Horen und Staunen" - "Listen and be amazed". For more than 30 minutes we did just that, as we twice approached the falls so closely that we were covered in spray. And all the time a commentary was playing in several languages on the audio-guides, detailing the history and geography, and explaining what we were viewing.
For anyone visiting this lovely region, a trip to see the Rheinfall is an absolute must.
3.5 based on 12 reviews
Seeing a sign on the side of the train suggesting there was a multilingual audio guide for the train journey from the boat terminal to the rheinfalls, we jumped on to discover the audio was only in German. 9chf return to rheinfalls, not bad price wise merely for the transport but it is not a frequent service. Journey rather dull
A little bit in Schaffhausen, but mostly riding through dull suburbs talking about factories we were passing.
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