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In the month of September, I had gone on a 5 day vacation to Switzerland with my husband.

One amongst our destination was Rhine Falls. As the name suggests, it is located on the Rhine river.Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The fall is 150 metres wide and 23 metres high. It’s beauty is spell bounding.

Rhine Falls is accessible by car, bicycle or Pubic transport. While using the public transport Rhein Fall is accesible through the Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall train stations.

We had done a day trip to Rhine Falls from Lucerne (Luzern) in Switzerland. We had travelled by the Swiss Rail
Our route was:
Luzern —-> Zürich ——> Schaffhausen —–> Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall.

It takes just 1-2 minutes to reach the ticket counter from scloss laufen station.

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For the northern bank from Neuhausen am Rheinfall or Schaffhausen, there is not entry fees. But for entry from the southern part of the fall i.e.the Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall side, the entry fees is CHF 5.00 per person for adults. For children between the age of 3 and 16 years, the entry fees is CHF 3.50.

The fee is nothing compared to the experience that one gets at the falls. The water at the fall looks as white as milk. It has a beautiful mist around it. It’s actually beauty beyond words. I’ll still try my best to decscribe its beauty. There are various viewing platforms at different levels of the fall. These are accessible from the Schloss Laufen side. These viewing platforms are very near to the falls. Standing there and watching the falls is a very awesome experience. Some of these platforms are so near to the falls, it feels that even with meter of deflection we can very well drown standing there. It’s of course not dangerous. It’s just an imagination but it is very thrilling. At some platforms, showers from the fall will come on you. it’s a very refreshing experience.

(The water fall)

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(View from the various platforms)

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The rainbow of Rhine Falls is very famous. If it’s sunny, then at the mouth of the fall a beautiful rainbow is formed. It was a beautiful experience. I had only seen glimpses of rainbows before. I was lucky enough to see a whole rainbow in front of me.

(The Rainbow)

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The paths to the various viewing platforms are made narrow steps. Its like miniest of treks but picturesque at every step. The Rhine falls look beautiful from every angle.
At one of these viewing platforms you can also take a boat ride to the falls. It’s a round trip boat ride which takes you till the mouth of the fall. It’s a must take trip. Just at the mouth the fall looks magnificent.

(Boat ride)

There is also a provision to see the falls from the side not facing the wall. There is a Railway bridge over Rhine river. It is accessible on foot as well. Though the greatness of the fall is visible from the other side but the serenity in spirit is visible from the Railway bridge.

(View from the Railway bridge)

There are various food joints near the falls. I know only about the Schloss laufen side. If you want to relax enjoy the view of the fall while eating, there is a beautiful restaurant to cater to your needs. It opens at around 12 noon. If you are in a hurry and want to grab a quick bite, there is a Snack Bistro on the Shloss Laufen side near the ticket counter. I guess it opens at around 7:30 in the morning. There are also various food trucks, which started operating at about 11:00 am. For those of you who like Indian food, there is also an Indian food truck.

(Snack Bistro)

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Near the ticket counter there is also a Souvenir shop. One can buy magnets, swiss bells,swiss watches and swiss knifes and what not at these shops.

Once you have seen the magnificent falls, you are fed and watered, the icing on the cake is taking a walk to the Neuhausen am Rheinfall station if going back by swiss rail. It is advisable to take a return train from Neuhausen instead of Schloss laufen. The walk to the station is around 20 minutes. It’s such a peaceful walk that you will lose yourself in the beauty of the nature. The calm blue water of the Rhine river is a welcome contrast to the white mystic fall.

(Enroute Neuhausen Station)

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0 thoughts on “A Day Trip to Rhein Falls”

Sudhir Chauhan · October 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

lovely place….. beautiful pictures and nice narration…..

Akhila · October 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

Praja, that forth and fifth pictures, really stunning..

    Prajakta · October 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks Akhila 🙂 It is indeed a beautiful place. I have not used the Zoom option to click the pics.. the viewing posts are that close to the falls

      Akhila · October 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Ha..infact i was about to ask you how you managed to click those pictures..

A · October 19, 2016 at 11:04 am

Did you go to Schlösschen Wörth too ?? Btw thanks for reminding me of beautiful memories

    Prajakta · October 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for going through the post 🙂
    No. I did not go to Schlosschen Worth, was a bit short on the time.. maybe next time

      A · October 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Wow.. amazing pics btw .. good luck on the next trip

girlandworld · October 19, 2016 at 11:26 am

It’s so beautiful…my bro s there in bern…u clicked so nicely

    Prajakta · October 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I am glad you liked the pics 🙂

boundlessblessingsblog · October 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

Wow Prajakta what an awesome place and your pictures are so beautiful. You have given such a beautiful information.

Ξnigma · October 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Wow, beautiful photos.
Also great post. 🙂

Ashik T M · October 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Really buetiful.these photos kicks me for break from work.you captured pictures very nicely.looking for more travelogue pictures from you.I guess you are a wanderlust?

    Prajakta · October 20, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Thanks. You should plan a vacation soon 😊

Alok Singhal · October 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Very nice falls, captured well too!

parijat shukla · October 20, 2016 at 1:35 am

great to read ☺

thoughtsnlifeblog · October 20, 2016 at 4:21 am

Thank you for sharing this a beautiful place

zzzisle · October 20, 2016 at 4:27 am

i read on the website there are 2 places, southern bank and northern bank. which is a better spot to visit?

    Prajakta · October 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

    From the research that I did before going there, I could gather that the southern side i.e. from Schloss Laufen is better. The views from this side are better as the viewing decks are closer to the fall. I hope you got what you are looking for 😊

lifesavourr · November 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Nice clicks prajakta! 🙂
This was some good tourist advice

    Prajakta · November 6, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Thank you 😊 I am glad you liked the post 😊😊

JoAnna · November 6, 2016 at 1:57 am

I get a real feel for the energy of those falls from your photos. I can almost feel the mist. Exciting!

    Prajakta · November 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I am glad you liked the pictures 😊

nomadosauras · February 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Nice post and Amazing pictures! 🙂

    Prajakta · February 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you so much. I am glad you liked it 😊

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