Trip in Switzerland : the Rhine Falls

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Look at this :

Impressive, right ? Today, we take you to the Rhine falls, the biggest waterfalls of Europe.

The Rhine falls formed during the last glaciation, about 14’000 to 17’000 years ago. The northern bank with Schlössli Wörth is on the canton of Schaffhausen, the southern bank with the castle of Laufen on the canton of Zurich.

A few figures :

  • Width : 150 metres
  • Height : 23 metres
  • Depth of the basin : 13 metres
  • Capacity of flow in summer : approx. 600’000 litres per second
  • Capacity of flow in winter : approx. 250’000 litres per second

Claire and Momo arrived by the South. To reach the river, they went by foot and went through the castle of Laufen, which overhangs the falls.
Chutes Rhin 24 Schloss Laufen
Chutes Rhin 02 Schloss Laufen
A way comes down to the panoramic terraces then arrives at a small landing stage.
Chutes Rhin 05
Chutes Rhin 08
Chutes Rhin 13
From there, several boat trips permit to discover closely this magnificent natural show. Here we go !
Chutes Rhin 15 rive nord
Chutes Rhin 18 rive nord
Chutes Rhin 20
Chutes Rhin 23
Chutes Rhin 26
Did you like it ? As for me, I prefer to keep my paws dry !

20 thoughts on “Trip in Switzerland : the Rhine Falls

  1. Mickey's Musings

    WOW! Those pictures are really nice!
    Looks like a very pretty area to visit.
    The falls are quite impressive too.
    Mum liked it.
    We agree with you Zorro, we like our paws dry 😉
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  2. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie N zorro….how total lee awesum are theeze fallz…N in de moovee ya can see a faint rainbow ther at de all most end !!!!! tell claire N mom thanx for sharin;
    R de waterz reel lee that bloo !!! way kewl 🙂 ♥♥♥


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