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Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)
Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)

Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)

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
$61.95 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

star-5
Beautiful day with lots of history!
Maura_L, Oct 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
Konrad was a great tour guide and the bus was very comfortable. Not too long of a drive and you see 2 incredible spots, one the Falls and the other a medieval town , very quaint and full of history.
star-5
Nice outing from Zurich
Nancy_R, Oct 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
We’ll organized excursion, guide Christina was great. Very much enjoyed the falls. Stein am Rhein was very cute - had forgotten it was part of the tour so it was especially nice to visit there.
star-5
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.
star-5
Great tour!
Cora_V, Oct 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
Paul was a great tour guide. Had a wonderful time with him and he was very knowledgeable and flexible with time.
star-5
Must do
philip_V, Aug 2021
Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
Great trip, great views, great guide who gaved us lot of interesting information. Must do trip, beatifull.
star-5
We saw a Rainbow
Nujhat_K, 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!!!
star-5
The Rhine Falls!!!
Carol_M, Sep 2021
Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich
Seeing the Rhine Falls is a definite must tour when you visit Switzerland! The drive to the falls through the beautiful countryside is so worth it. We loved the cute Swiss village of Stein am Rhein! It was picture perfect, and we loved every minute of it! We never felt rushed when we got to the Falls. It was so thrilling to take the boat ride that goes close to the Falls. We loved this tour and would recommend it to everyone.
star-5
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.
star-5
Perfect trip
Farzana_A, 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..
star-4
Very good trip
julia_c, 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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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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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.

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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