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The Rhine Falls -- Largest Falls in Europe
Formed during the ice age, 17?000 - 14?000 years ago. While there you can visit the The medieval castle Schloss Laufen
On the hilltop. Schloss Laufen (Castle Walk/Run) offers facilities such as dining, refreshments and shopping. It is accessable by car with parking nearby. While there it was worth paying the small fee, 2F i believe, to walk down to the observation platform to get a close up view of the falls. Their also is a boat you can take that brings you to an extraordinary rock formation in between the falls. Below is some useful information.

Getting there:
From the train station Schaffhausen via Neustadt down to the Rhine River heading in direction of the Rhine Falls
(by bicycle 15 minutes, by walking 1 1/4 h)

Interesting facts

Width of the Rhine Falls - 490 ft / 150 m

Height of the Rhine Falls - 80 ft / 25 m

Volume of flow
The average flow of water is 26?450 cubic ft/sec. In 1965 the maximum flow of water was 44?000 cubic ft/sec and in 1921 the minimum flow of water was 3350 cubic ft/sec.


Address: Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall 8447 Dachsen (ZH)
Directions: The routes to the Rhine Falls are clearly indicated (main route is A 4). Route Schaffhausen - Zürich, cross Rhine, exit ?Schloss Laufen?
Phone: +41 52 659 67 67

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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