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    Rhine Falls in Switzerland

    Switzerland is a perfect destination for travellers looking for insane beauty, lovely culture and amazing people. This land is home to fabulous landscapes, majestic monuments, compelling sceneries and delicious food. Rhine Falls is one of nature’s gems that should not be missed on your Switzerland tour package. This magnificent waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the whole of Europe and is a must-visit destination. 

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    Rhine Fall is Europe’s biggest waterfall where you can feel the vibrations of water and admire the cascading water. This remarkable waterfall is located on the High Rhine at Neuhausen am Rheinfall Village which is just below Schaffhausen. Visit this 15,000-years-old waterfall which was created because of the tectonic shifts during the Ice age with your family or friends and fall in love with nature. Not only sightseeing but there are plenty of fun activities to participate in and attractions to visit.

    • Location: Rheinfallquai, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
    • Entry Charges: Free
    • Width: 150m
    • Height: 23m
    • Age of the Rhine Falls: around 15'000 years

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    Activities at Rhine Falls

    This wonderful place won’t let you get bored as there are various fun activities to participate in and make your visit worthwhile.

    • Sightseeing
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Boat Riding 

    1. Sightseeing

    For those who are fond of nature and love to admire it, visiting Rhine Falls will enhance your sightseeing experiences. Get ready to be amazed by Europe’s magnificent waterfalls and feel the goosebumps for real! 

    2. Boating

    The best way to explore Rhine Falls is by taking a boat trip. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to feel the freshness of Rhine water. You can take the best Yellow Line Rock Cruise to the best experiences ever. You can choose Rhyfall-Mändli and Schiffmändli for boating. 

    3. Biking

    There are various biking routes by the Rhine river that offer a wonderful experience. There are many biking routes but there are the top 3 routes that are more enjoyed by tourists - Family route, Chläggi route and Schaffhausen route. 

    4. Hiking

    Another amazing activity to participate in is hiking. Hike to have the best views of the waterfall. There are more hiking routes which have amazing journeys with spectacular views. 

    Nearby Places to Visit

    • Schloss Laufen Castle: It is a beautiful castle on the Rhine Falls. Visit here to explore panoramic views, fine dining, history and culture.
    • Adventure Park: Get ready to have an unforgettable experience while you ride high on the treetops. Do something adventurous and cherish these amazing moments forever. 
    • Smilestones Miniature World: It is a miniature world where you can discover many small and astounding details of Swiss landscapes and constructions. This place is especially loved by kids so don’t forget to add it to your Switzerland family packages.
    • Rhyality Art Hall: This immersive art hall is located above the Rhine Falls and is known for its amazing cinematic action. With the help of 28 projectors, the surface of the hall is illuminated with moving images. The very first film which was shown in Rhyality Art Hall was “Rhine Falls in 4 Seasons.” 
    • Fireworks: On every 31st of July, after getting dark at around 9:45 p.m. massive fireworks take place at Rhine Falls. It is known as "Fire on the rocks" which offers a magical and unforgettable experience to its visitors.
    • Rhyfall-Express: Travel in a little tourist train from Schaffhausen or Burgunwiese (car parking) and back. This sweet little train is very comfortable and offers an amazing experience.
    • Historama Schloss Laufen: It is the museum in the north wing of the castle. Discover the historical importance of the place and so much more.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How many sides does the Rhine Falls have?
    The Rhine Falls have two major sides: Northern Side and Southern Side.
    Should I visit Rhine Falls?
    Yes, Rhine Falls is a magnificent gift of nature and should be explored on your Switzerland trip.
    Which side is better of Rhine Falls and must be visited?
    The northern side of the waterfalls has a restaurant, and some other tourist spots whereas on the southern side we have a platform where you can walk and be over the flowing water. People most visit the southern side as it provides thrilling experiences to its visitors. But if you have enough time, you can visit both sides.
    Are dogs allowed in the Rhine Falls area?
    Yes, dogs are allowed in the Rhine Falls area but only on a leash.
    Is there any playground at Rhine Falls?
    Yes, a playground can be found directly on the Northern banks of Rhine Falls basin. There are amazing picnic facilities to explore at the ground.
    What are the car park charges (northern banks) at Rhine Falls?
    1 hour = CHF 5.00 (every further hour = CHF 2.00)
    What are the car park charges (southern banks) at Rhine Falls?
    Free parking from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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