Let’s discover Europe’s biggest waterfall? In this post, the main attractions of the Rhine Falls, located on the border between Canton Zurich and Canton Schaffhausen, Switzerland. About one hour by train from Zurich, a day trip to Schaffhausen is worth it! Don’t miss seeing the Munot, and the Old town in Schaffhausen. We suggest as well combine your visit to the Rhine Falls to the Historic town Stein am Rhein, and the incredible Old Town’s medieval buildings. Insider tip: Stay at the Swiss Youth Hostel Castle Schaffhausen, link here.
Rheinfall boat tours
Rock boat tour 30 min yellow line no.1 (Felsenfahrt) costs Fr.20.-adult/ Fr.10.-children (6-16 years old).
Short boat tour 15 min redline no.4 (Kleine Rundfahrt) costs Fr.7.-adult/ Fr. 4.- children (6-16 years old).
Audioguide 30 min blue line no.5 costs Fr.11.-adult/ Fr.7.- children (6-16 years old).
From April to November, daily.
Rheinfall and down the Rhine cruise
75 min boat tour to Rhinau (round trip)
Daily in July/Agust
Belvedere Trail including Känzeli (View Point)
Family special Kidsparcour (4-7 years old)
A train ride from Schaffhausen to the Rhine Falls (Daily from April to October)
Playground and picnic areas
Northern bank (Schlössli Wörth) Playground directly by the Rhine Falls basin. Next to it, there is a campfire site and benches as well as picnicking options.
Southern bank (Laufen Castle) Picnicking options with tables and benches.
Arriving by car
Northern bank (Schlössli Wörth) Rheinfallquai 32, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall Parking: P1–P4
Southern bank (Laufen Castle) Areal Schloss Laufen, 8447 Dachsen, free parking, electric car charging station, parking: P6 (see overview map)
Arriving by train Northern river bank (Schlössli Wörth) SBB train station «Neuhausen Rheinfall» or DB train station «Neuhausen Bad. Bahnhof» plus walking (10 min.)
Southern river bank (Schloss Laufen) SBB train station «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall»
This route is part of the Grand Tour of Switzerland. Read more on this post.
If you have any questions or comments about the Rhine Falls, please let me know. We are glad to hear from you!
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