The gushing water streams
The splashing river screams
On the Edge of the Rhine Falls
Droplets falling on every travellers call…
If you have ever been to Rhine Falls in Zurich, you will know what I am talking about. The place is magnificient to not only see but it has been made for every kind of travellers joy. The natural beauty of the river streaming through the landscapes and the rock formations is a sight to experience and behold.
As far as Geology is concerned, Rhine Falls was formed in the last ice age approx. 14,000 to 17000 years ago. Today, they are 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 23 metres (75 ft) high.
As far as Tourism is concerned, the best part of this place is its easy accessibility, located in the northern Switzerland near Schaffhausen, where there are railways stations on both sides of the river (SBB railway station “Neuhausen am Rheinfall” on the northern side of the falls and SBB railway station “Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall” on the southern banks of the river) and then on easily reached by foot.
You can enjoy the place by either taking boat trips on the river and one such option is to visit the central rocks where you can get down from the boat and check the waterfall from the rocks at the heart of it .
And if you aren’t the adventurers type, then you can walk around the Rhine Falls basin, there are circular trail of steps where you can be almost in the midst of the Rhine. Once there you will feel the droplets of the waterfall, hear the sound of the river and then you try and click the best pic of you with the Rhine Falls!