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Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls, 8212 Laufen-Uhwiesen, Switzerland

Waterfalls

About Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, offers the visitor a magnificent spectacle.  The Rhine Falls offer the visitor the grandiose spectacle of the largest waterfall in Europe!  The imposing natural spectacle was created 17,000 years ago and has become the main attraction for countless visitors from all over the world. One of the main tourist attractions in this area and it is famous for its natural beauty.



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Rhine Falls0km from 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.

Cholfirst2.27km 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 Allerheiligen2.41km 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.

Obertorturm2.42km 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 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 Ritter2.49km 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.

Where is Rhine Falls

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Thurgau is a northeast canton of Switzerland. The canton of Thurgau is known for farm produce such as apples, pears, and other fruits and vegetables.