Monday, January 21, 2013

Switzerland's Rhine Falls

If you visit Zurich, be sure to leave a half a day to visit the Rhine Falls!

 We took a train from Zurich to the Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall.  
We had a change in Winterthur and it was about an hour trip each way.
We purchased Zurich Day Passes for the train which were 25 Swiss Francs each.

We then walked up the trails from the train station to the Welcome Center.
Admission to the falls was about 8 Swiss Francs each.
This gave us access to a museum and to the trails leading down by the falls.

The museum was small and in German, so we buzzed through pretty quickly.
But the views started right away.

 They are the largest falls in Europe and we were both so glad we made the trip.

The trails take you all the way down to the base of the falls to a viewing platform jutting out over the water. 

You feel like you are right in the middle of everything.
The water is roaring by you and spraying a heavy mist up into the air. 

You can feel, hear, and see the power of the water all around you. 

Did you know that the Swiss flag with the white cross on the red background
is one of the only two square flags? 
The other square flag is flown over Vatican City. 

The Rhine Falls are quite spectacular and should definitely be experienced if you visit Zurich.
Next stop is Innsbruck, Austria.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!




  1. I have an extreme fascination with waterfalls. These ones look particularly amazing! I'd love to stand out on that platform. So neat x

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