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Rhine Falls, Neuhausen am Rheinfall

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Experience the power of nature at Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. Formed during the last ice age, the thunderous waterfall once inspired Goethe to compare it to the "source of the ocean." A popular destination for day-trippers from Zurich, the fall spans 150 m (450 ft), its water plummeting from a height of 23 m (75 ft). Most visitors choose to admire and photograph this awesome natural spectacle from a medieval castle located on the left bank of the river, but you can also take a ferry all the way to a large rock sitting in the middle of the waterfall. If you do choose to come that close, don a raincoat first. A visit to Rhine Falls represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Neuhausen am Rheinfall online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It was raining so the water level was full and the waterfall was powerful. Very pretty scenery. Great time. 
    It was raining so the water level was full and the waterfall was powerful. Very pretty scenery. Great time.  more »
  • The Rheinfall is not a must see for first visitors to switzerland but if you are visiting this beautiful country for the second time or having enough time during your first visit or passing by,then... 
    The Rheinfall is not a must see for first visitors to switzerland but if you are visiting this beautiful country for the second time or having enough time during your first visit or passing by,then...  more »
  • Majestic falls, the power of the falls are just amazing, would stay longer if my spouse allow me, sadly could not soak up more of the falls. 
    Majestic falls, the power of the falls are just amazing, would stay longer if my spouse allow me, sadly could not soak up more of the falls.  more »
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  • Prime tourist attraction in Basel. Beautiful location with an amazing view. The walk up to the Rhine falls from the river banks is worth doing. There are options available for boat rides to reach the center of the river body to get a great view of the waterfall. The price is decent (EUR 20). Numerous shops and eateries available to enjoy the time in a wholesome way. Great destination for family weekend getaway.
  • This is the seventh time I have been here. Can really recommend it for the first really warm spring days. Easy to park, free parking at the castle side of the falls. Electric charging parking is also available. Do spend the extra money for the tickets to go down to the waterline to see the force of the water firsthand. We took the blue line and this was definitely worth the money. Well worth a visit!
  • It is second time I bring my family to enjoy this fantastic place. Amazing power of water. Interesting castles on both sides of the Rhine River. Opportunity to go in a ship close the waterfall. There are many restaurants and shops with menu from the very simple selection up to special meals. Several areas for kids to play.
  • It's a spectacular phenomena, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. You can literally feel the power of the water and hear it roar when you stand next to the fall. It was shaped in the last ice age. There are different levels on which you can enjoy the waterfall. On top from the shore, which is beautiful then you can go down a few steps and enjoy the water just next to you where it falls. If you like you can take the boat which is another level of enjoyment and reach a rock in the middle of the fall. There you can climb up and experience the power surrounding you. If you are in the area, it's definitely a must see. Its reachable by train, bus and car. The poet Eduard Mörike wrote, on the power of the falls, this very beautiful description : Hold your heart, oh traveller, tightly in mighty hands! Mine nearly collapsed, shivering with pleasure. Restlessly thundering masses thrown upon thundering masses, Ear and eye, whither can they save themselves in such an uproar?
  • Wow! What a great force of nature. Nice trails for walking also. The boat ride was fantastic. They bring you right up to the falls. Do not recommend eating at the Cafe. Very expensive and the food is not good at all.

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