Rhine Falls - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls came into being at the transition point where hard chalk turned into soft gravel. Over a breadth of 150 meters, several hundred cubic meters of water rush into the depths at the rate of 23 meters per second. In the middle of it all stands a mighty rock that has withstood the elements for a thousand years. The rock can be reached on a circular tour of the Rhine Falls, during which one can observe the natural spectacle from up close.
Hotels near Rhine Falls
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Attractions Near Rhine Falls
2.26km from Rhine Falls
The Cholfirst , also called Kohlfirst , is the northernmost mountain range in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland with the highest point at 575 m above sea level. M. It borders the Zürcher Weinland in the north against the Rhine and in the east against the canton Thurgau and rises around 150 m above the surroundings. The Cholfirst is largely forested, steeply sloping towards the north towards the Rhine, more gently sloping with vineyards towards the Zurich wine country.
Museum zu Allerheiligen
2.41km from Rhine Falls
The Museum zu Allerheiligen is one of Schaffhausen’s most significant places of interest. Here, archaeology, history and art as well as natural history converge under one roof. In addition to its extensive permanent exhibitions, the museum hosts between six and eight special exhibitions each year.
2.42km from Rhine Falls
The Obertorturm in Schaffhausen's old town was first mentioned in a document in 1273 as “zem obern tor”. It is the oldest preserved building of the city fortifications.
Kloster Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
2.48km from Rhine Falls
Kloster Allerheiligen is a former Benedictine monastery in the Swiss municipality of Schaffhausen in the Canton of Schaffhausen. The church Münster Allerheiligen is the oldest building in Schaffhausen and houses also the Museum zu Allerheiligen. Today the convent houses the Museum zu Allerheiligen, an art museum and a natural history museum, the monastery garden, and the buildings of the former convent, including the library.
Haus zum Ritter
2.49km from Rhine Falls
The facade of the Haus zum Ritter features one of the most important Renaissance frescoes north of the Alps. The original frescoes by Tobias Stimmer were taken off the facade in 1935, preserved and displayed in the Museum zu Allerheiligen. The mural depicts and praises the civil virtues.
Reformierte Kirche St. Johann
2.56km from Rhine Falls
St. Johann is a Protestant church in the old town of Schaffhausen. The origin goes back to a Romanesque church around 1000. One of the famopus l;ilgrimage cenrtres in this area and also a popular torusit destination too.
Discover More Attractions in Basel-Landschaft, Home of Rhine Falls
The canton of Basel-Landschaft lies in the northwestern corner of Switzerland just south of the canton of Basel-Stadt. The Canton of Basel offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, impressive natural and cultural jewels.