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Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)

Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)

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Rheinfallquai, Neuhausen am Rheinfall

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.

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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
$61.25 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Rhine Falls
Getting so close to the Falls in the boat was indeed an exciting experience. Beautiful & breathtaking! Worth the price.
Judy_C, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Zurich

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Unique views and experiences
Jaspal_D, Sep 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
I and a very enjoyable tour of the waterfall and nearby town. It was beautiful to get close to the waterfall and walking through Rhein am Stein was amazing as the architecture was simply magnificent and to hear the history behind it was very much appreciated.
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The tour was timely. The...
Debra_S, Sep 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
The tour was timely. The tour director was excellent in going above and beyond with Rhine Falls and Steine en Reim.
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Brilliant tour with the best Switzerland
Xin_Tong, Sep 2021
Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour
I did this tour as I thought value what you pay was very good. I had tour guider, his name is Konrad Peter, he was very good, and knowledgable. We talked all way when we went Rheinfall. He took me around and did an extra excusion for wineland village, that was very nice of him. I enjoyed the tour very much. Thank Konrad, you was the best. I also like to thank the best Switzerland tour for running this tour for me as a solo booking of this tour.
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Must do
pvertomm, Aug 2021
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
Great trip, great views, great guide who gaved us lot of interesting information. Must do trip, beatifull.
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Awesome
Jessica_S, Jun 2021
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
I loved this tour was great for my family (9yr and 2yr). Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable of the areas. The falls were beautiful and a must see if you are near the area. The pricing was reasonable for us as well. The only suggestion would be able to spend more time at the falls maybe 1hr more would have been nice. Besides that I highly recommend this tour!
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Rhine falls
Balaram_N, Sep 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
Very beautiful trip with nice guide. Organized and had enough time to take boat trip and also visit a small village
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Perfect trip
farzanaameer, Oct 2019
Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich
We had a great time. Our tour guide Raymond was very helpful, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Driver Richard was very nice as well. Thanks for such an amazing and funfilled day..
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Very good trip
abeda20152019, Oct 2019
Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich
Guide was very unfriendly and bitchy, not very knowledgable, but trip was on time, well organised, driver was good, drove smoothly
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Outstanding quick tour if you only have an afternoon to see great sights.
Steven_R, Jul 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
Beat was an outstanding guide. His English was perfect and he did an outstanding job of showing us all the best sights, while giving us enough free time to explore on our own. One of the best tours I have taken.
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We saw a Rainbow
Coastal59228682402, Oct 2019
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
We were lucky enough to have a bright and sunny day and blessed to see a rainbow. I loved the cleanliness of the vehicle, the punctuality, the scenic views and the clear description of everything we saw on our way by the tour guide Lars. If I had more time I would have done another tour with these guys!!!
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Zürich City Tour
Wendy C, Sep 2019
Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich
We’re total NOT ENJOYING the city tour at all. After the whole tour, We still didn’t know much about the city. Waking the old town less than 10 min. After the walking, What We know about this part of town is NOTHING! I ask myself Why I didn’t join the Hop On - Hop Off instead?
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Outstanding Customer Service
Lee, Aug 2020
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
I usually don't write reviews but I must give a special mention to Anja and the tour guide for amazing customer service. They ensured the tour still went ahead even though I was the only one that had booked on that mornings trip. I cannot thank them enough. The weather was perfect, the boat trip was spectacular and the force of the Falls is incredible to see up close! Highly recommend it!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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