Location : - Near Schaffhausen
The Rhine Falls in Switzerland is a series of three falls, the Zürcher, Schaffhauser, and Mühle falls. Near Schaffhausen these falls are among the glorious spectacle of nature. It is the largest plain waterfalls in Europe with 23 m height and 150 m wide. The water rushes with an average of 700 m 3 over the cliffs each second. The Rhine Falls were formed approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago. Tourists have been awed by the natural beauty of Rhine falls for centuries. This spectacle of nature is the busiest tourist spot and visited by more than 50,000 tourists everyday to get best camera angles and souvenirs.
Getting to the falls is very simple. It is just 3 km riverside walk from Schaffhausen to Neuhausen from where the falls are easily located. Visitors can opt for buses to Neuhausen Zentrum from where the falls are five minutes walk away. The trains are also served by hourly basis on the line between Schaffhausen and Winterthur from Schloss Laufen. The Rhine Falls are open all the Days all the year. Boat rides can be enjoyed in the months of June, July and August from 10 am to 6 pm. Today the falls are under the consideration for hydropower projects but the greatest economic value of the falls is as a major tourist attraction.