4 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Rheinfallquai
Tumbling from a height of 75 feet over a 450-foot stretch of rock, the mighty Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe. Located just outside the medieval town of Schaffhausen, the Rhine Falls make a popular day trip from Zurich and standing at the foot of the falls is one of the country’s dramatic sights, with an average 21,000 cubic feet of water plummeting into the Rhine river basin each second.

There are a number of ways to get a view of the falls, including strategic viewing platforms overlooking the main falls and a bridge linking the north and south banks. The medieval castle of Schoss Laufen also offers breathtaking views over the thundering falls, but the most hair-raising way to experience the power of the Rhine falls is to take a boat ride and cruise through the rapids.

Practical Info

The natural wonder isn’t the only attraction in the area – the riverside is laced with walking and cycling trails, and there’s even a treetop adventure park where daring travelers can brave the rope bridges, zip-lines and climbing ropes. Alternatively, time your visit for Swiss National Day (1st August) when the falls play host to one of the country’s biggest celebrations and a dazzling fireworks display lights up the water.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Combine nature and city culture on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour, and enjoy two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a coach trip ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $74.14
$85.46 Save $11.32

Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 187 Reviews

Marvel at the Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel to Northern Switzerland, a beautiful wine growing region with ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.46

Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Visit the breathtaking Black Forest region and the Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall – in one day on a tour from Zurich! The full-day trip starts with a ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.26

Private Tour: Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Journey through idyllic vineyards and farming villages to Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall on your private tour from Zurich. Travel by minivan through ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.84

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message