A lively medieval town located an hour north of Zurich, Schaffhausen is best known as the gateway to one of Switzerland’s most famous tourist attractions – the Rhine Falls. The mighty waterfall is Europe’s largest, stretching 450-feet across the Rhine River and cascading from heights of up to 75-feet. Along with hosting Switzerland’s largest fireworks display in honor of Swiss National Day on August 1st, the Falls are also a prime spot for hiking, boat trips and river rafting, overlooked by the medieval castle of Schoss Laufen and home to a spectacularly situated treetop adventure park.

Back in the center of Schaffhausen, strolling around the medieval Old Town unveils an array of Baroque architecture, richly decorated with hand-painted frescos and elaborate oriel windows. Climb the hilltop to the 16th-century Munot fortress for the best views over the town; visit the surrounding Klettgau vineyards for a spot of wine tasting; take in sights like the High Gothic St Johann church and the All Saints Cathedral; or browse for goods at the historic marketplace on Fronwagplatz.

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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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Marvel at Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall, on this half-day tour from Zurich. Travel along the German border, passing vineyards and the quaint farming ...  Read more

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

From USD $52.52

Private Tour: Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

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

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

From USD $120.58

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