Fodor's Expert Review Rheinfall

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The Rheinfall is 492 feet wide, drops some 75 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.

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Quick Facts

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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Schaffhausen  8212, Switzerland

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: SF5 to hike down the falls under Schloss Laufen; otherwise free, From Schaffhausen, the S33 or S9 train takes you to the Rheinfall in 5 mins

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