Rhine Falls Tours

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Rhine Falls
At Rhine Falls, sheets of white water tumble from a height of 75 feet (23 meters) across a 492-foot-wide (150-meter-wide) rock ledge. Created by the movement of the Earth’s crust about 15,000 years ago, this natural wonder is among Europe’s biggest waterfalls. The riverbanks near it are laced with walking and biking trails.

The Basics
Rhine Falls is a popular excursion for visitors based in the Swiss city of Zurich. Coach and train tours often stop at additional sights, such as Laufen Castle (Schloss Laufen) and the medieval Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Some longer tours even cross the German border and enter the Black Forest region. Day tours departing from Basel, Lucerne, and Munich often combine the falls with tours of Zurich and the medieval-era town of Stein am Rhein. 

Some Rhine Falls tours include boat trips along the Rhine River to the rock in the middle of the falls. Another way to experience the falls is from riverside trails and lookouts, such as the Känzeli viewing platform, which will put you close enough to hear the roar and sometimes even feel the spray. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be prepared to get wet, especially if you elect to take a boat ride.
  • Wear sturdy shoes so you can comfortably explore the scenic riverside trails. 
  • The falls are accessible to wheelchair users via the Neuhausen am Rheinfall entrance on the north side. Wheelchair users can drive right down to the Rhine Falls basin, and an elevator provides access to the boat landing. 

How to Get There
Rhine Falls is situated near Switzerland’s border with Germany. Ride the train to either Neuhausen am Rheinfall on the north side of the falls or to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall on the south side of the falls. From Zurich, the train ride takes 45–60 minutes. It’s possible to walk between the two sides via a path on the railway bridge. 

When to Get There 
The best time to visit is during summer, when the volume of water is at its peak and the full power and ferocity of the falls can be seen during boat tours. Summer is also peak visitor season. Come on a weekday or early in the morning to escape the crowds.  

Things to Do Nearby 
If you have time to spare during your visit, wander the historical center of the town of Schaffhausen, upriver from the falls. Surrounded by vineyards, Schaffhausen is known for its pedestrianized old town, where medieval buildings with pastel paint jobs abound. Also nearby is the medieval-era Laufen Castle, which—thanks to its elevated riverside setting—offers unobstructed views of the falls. 
Address: Rheinfallquai, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

Save time and money with this tour package that combines two tours, so you can visit Zurich’s popular highlights, as well as the town of Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls. Take the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg, explore Old Town (Altstadt) Zurich, travel to Laufen Castle to catch sight of Rhine Falls, and go on a walking tour of Stein am Rhein—all in one day.
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Combine the cultural highlights and natural delights of Zurich at a discounted price on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour. Emerge early and travel to Rhine Falls waterfalls, a spectacular natural wonder set amid verdant forest, and then spend the afternoon discovering Zurich’s most popular attractions. Listen to expert commentary as you cruise past impressive monuments like Fraumunster Church.
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Private Tour: Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Visit Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, on a half-day trip from Zurich with a private guide. After a photo stop at the wonderful medieval Laufen Castle, arrive at the waterfall for an hour of sightseeing. If watching the thundering falls from dry land isn’t spectacle enough, you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of it, and see the waters crash down around you from a rock. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Zurich is included, and there’s an option to finish up at Zurich Airport if your vacation is coming to an end.
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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

Journey from Zurich to see the Rhine Falls and historical Stein am Rhein on this 5-hour sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel northward through vine-coated hills to the Swiss-German border. Visit Laufen Castle to see the falls, and if you’re here in summer, take an optional boat ride for an up-close look at the cascades. Continue to Stein am Rhein and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town, passing the fresco-covered houses and other medieval landmarks. You will meet in Central Zurich, but your tour includes also optional Zurich airport pickup and drop-off, ideal if you’re short on time.
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Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. You’ll cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you’ll visit the locally renowned Drubb watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
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Stand in awe before Europe’s largest waterfall on this full-day tour of the Rhine Falls from Zurich. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you ride the train to Schaffhausen and explore the historic old town. Then, continue to the Rhine Falls, where you can take in the views from Laufen Castle, hike along the riverside and take a thrilling boat cruise to the foot of the falls.
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Feel the spray of one of Europe’s largest waterfalls with a 5-hour coach trip to the Rhine Falls from Basel. Stand above the waterfall on an observation deck, and capture unforgettable images of the 450-foot (150-meter)-wide falls. Enjoy time to explore the scenic place at your own pace, and visit between June and August to see the falls from the deck of a sightseeing boat on the Rhine River, which links the Swiss Alps to the North Sea.
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With its alpine landscapes and historic towns, Eastern Switzerland has highlights in abundance. Leave Lucerne to discover the country’s eastern treasures with your own private guide and public transport organised in advance. The convenient day trip takes in history-rich Schaffhausen, Laufen Castle, and the spectacular Rhine Falls, which is believed to be Europe’s largest waterfall. If you travel in the summer months between May and September, you even get a bonus boat ride in front of the crashing falls.
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