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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.
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)
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.
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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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