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 $51.68

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 $118.66

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