Eastern Switzerland Sights

Rheinfall

  • Rheinfallquai 32
  • Neuhausen am Rheinfall
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The Rheinfall is 492 feet wide, drops some 82 feet in a series of three dramatic leaps, and is split at the center by a bushy crag straight out of a 19th-century landscape painting. The effect—mist, roaring water, jutting rocks—is positively Wagnerian. Goethe saw in the falls the "ocean's source," although today's jaded globe-trotters have been known to find them "cute." A visitor center at the nearby Schloss Laufen includes a souvenir shop, restaurant, playground, and new bridge walkway that lets you see, hear, and get sprayed by the falls.

Sight Information

Address:

Rheinfallquai 32, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, 8212, Switzerland

Website: www.rheinfall.ch

Sight Details:

  • 5 SF to hike down the falls under Schloss Laufen; otherwise free
  • From Schaffhausen, the S33 train takes you to the Rheinfall in 5 minutes

Published 04/14/2015

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