Useful Travel Information on the Magnificent Rhine Falls in Switzerland

Useful Travel Information on the Magnificent Rhine Falls in Switzerland

The Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe, which is located on the High Rhine between the municipalities of Laufen-Uhwiesen and Neuhausen am Rheinfall, near the town of Schaffhausen in the northern part of Switzerland.

Particularly, it is located between the cantons of Zürich and Schaffhausen. If you are planning a visit to this wonderful place, here are pieces of information you can use:


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Things to Do and See


You can explore the Rhine Falls with a round trip on foot or by boat. For the former, a suggested route would start and end at the railway station, Schloss Laufen is Rheinfall.

You can choose to include stops for your tour package to do activities along the way, enjoy the view and take pictures. To fully enjoy the falls and the activities there, you might need to allocate 2 to 6 hours for your trip.

First, you will walk from the rail station to the 1,000-year-old Schloss Laufen, where you will find a playground, restaurant and a “Historama”, which is an exhibition about the Rhine Falls and the castle.

You can go down to the observation platform, either on foot by the glass Panoramic Lift or via the Belvedere Trail, and then take the boat across the falls to the Schlössli Wörth, which is a hundred-year-old castle that is located on a tiny island.


The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe, Schaffhausen, Switzerland


You can cross the pedestrian bridge to the bank and then walk along the river promenade, where you can have more fantastic views of the waterfalls, which will be blocked for a short while further on, as the riverbank is forested for about 200 meters.

You can then take the railway bridge to take you back to the Schloss Laufen and the railway station.

If you want to have an even closer experience of the falls, then take several boat tours on the Rhine. For example, there is a boat trip that will take you to the rock in the middle of the falls.

Depending on which one you choose, the boat trips can take 10 to 30 minutes.


View to Rhine falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. near Schaffhausen, Switzerland


Other attractions in and around the Rhine Falls include the adventure park across the street from Schlössli Wörth, where you can enjoy various kinds of abseiling and climbing.

Another must-see is when the falls are illuminated after dusk. Here, the lighting will surely make your visit at night more worthwhile.




You can easily access the Rhine Falls by public transport by train from Neuhausen am Rheinfall, by car or by bicycle. As you can see, there are large parking lots located on both sides of the falls.


Rhinefalls, Switzerland


Insider Tips


It is best to plan your visit to the Rhine Falls between April and October for a great experience. It is during these months when the greatest amount of water is flowing through the falls, and when boat trips can be made.

Getting to and from the place by train is very easy, as the Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall station is located right next to it.


Rhine Fall Schaffhausen


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  1. Posted by La Vacanza Travel | 07 Mar 20

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