Discover

Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen

Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 230 out of 237 hikers

Tips

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    The Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen (Switzerland)
    An interesting day trip from the Black Forest or Lake Constance leads to nearby Switzerland: the Rhine Falls and the beautiful medieval towns of Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein.
    The largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls, offers an impressive natural spectacle. At a width of 150 m, the Rhine (coming from Lake Constance) crashes from a height of 23 meters over the rocks.
    The average runoff is 750 cubic meters per second.
    Highly recommended is an exploration of the high castle Laufen. The castle complex offers an impressive view of the Rhine Falls and the rocks in the middle of the river. The way down to the Rhine leads over stairs and through a tunnel to various lookout platforms to the boat landing stage. The rock in the Rhine can be reached and climbed by ship. Or you can just bring to the other side of the Rhine to the castle Wörth, from where a nice tour along the banks of the Rhine and over the railway bridge back to the starting point.

    translated byView Original
    • February 24, 2019

  • 〽️Markus

    In the middle of the mighty waterfall, a mighty rock floats the masses of water. The Rhine Falls Rock.

    translated byView Original
    • April 4, 2017

  • Thomas Grams

    Poets can not approach the Rhine Falls. The power of water is impressive.

    translated byView Original
    • July 5, 2017

  • Pan!c

    The way is unfortunately liable to pay, but it is also worth the price. The views are just spectacular.

    translated byView Original
    • November 18, 2016

  • steffend

    the most impressive during snowmelt

    translated byView Original
    • December 2, 2016

  • Bettina

    Simply impressive!
    For people who are not so good on foot, there is a lift for parts of the way

    translated byView Original
    • August 20, 2017

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    On the way from Lake Constance to Basel, the Upper Rhine is confronted with multi-layered rocks that narrow the riverbed and that the river overcomes in rapids and a waterfall, the Rhine Falls.
    The Rhine Falls has a height of 23 meters and a width of 150 meters. The Kolk in the impact zone has a depth of 13 meters. In the middle of the Rhine, 373 cubic meters of water per second fall over the rocks in the Rhine Falls (average summer runoff: about 600 m³ / s). The highest discharge was measured in 1965 with 1250 cubic meters, the lowest outflow in 1921 with 95 cubic meters per second. Also in the years 1880, 1913 and 1953, the runoff was similarly low.
    The Rhine Falls can not be overcome by fish, except from the eel. [1] This snakes sideways (outside the river bed in the countryside) over the rocks.

    translated byView Original
    • April 1, 2019

  • Tina64

    When you stand on this platform, you feel the vibration in your feet

    translated byView Original
    • November 2, 2018

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    Great destination for the whole family. When the weather is nice and the amount of water is large, the waterfall is very impressive

    translated byView Original
    • February 25, 2019

  • Sechzigtoni

    The Rhine Falls is a unique natural spectacle. Especially recommended in the spring in thaw.

    translated byView Original
    • April 25, 2019

  • Ayrlin

    Beautiful view to Rheinfall

    • August 27, 2018

  • 2CoinsTravel.ch

    Dreamlike waterfall. It is worth visiting the castle Laufen to get directly to the waterfall. Best to come in the late afternoon.

    translated byView Original
    • October 24, 2018

  • Tina64

    We only chose the crossing, which makes the trail possible in the first place. Here you will not get wet and yet get another perspective.

    translated byView Original
    • November 4, 2018

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    The Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen (Switzerland)
    An interesting day trip from the Black Forest or Lake Constance leads to nearby Switzerland: the Rhine Falls and the beautiful medieval towns of Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein.
    The largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls, offers an impressive natural spectacle. At a width of 150 m, the Rhine (coming from Lake Constance) crashes from a height of 23 meters over the rocks.
    The average runoff is 750 cubic meters per second.
    Highly recommended is an exploration of the high castle Laufen. The castle complex offers an impressive view of the Rhine Falls and the rocks in the middle of the river. The way down to the Rhine leads over stairs and through a tunnel to various lookout platforms to the boat landing stage. The rock in the Rhine can be reached and climbed by ship. Or you can just bring to the other side of the Rhine to the castle Wörth, from where a nice tour along the banks of the Rhine and over the railway bridge back to the starting point.

    translated byView Original
    • February 24, 2019

  • Thoras

    No flop.
    We were there on 30.03.19 at noon today. This is the best time to take pictures. Then the sun is very cheap. Admission is moderate with 5 francs (analogous to about 5 euros). However, it will be very crowded during the high season. We were lucky today ... obviously it was not a season yet. Parking is expensive on the spot (€ 5 the first hour, then € 2 each additional hour).

    translated byView Original
    • March 30, 2019

  • Ingo & 🐕 Banu

    With the water masses of snowmelt the case is impressive

    translated byView Original
    • January 9, 2018

  • Alex R.

    Imposing

    translated byView Original
    • September 26, 2018

  • Sechzigtoni

    The boats offer round trips or a Rhine crossing. They run every 1/4 hour and bring you very close to the roaring falls.

    translated byView Original
    • October 18, 2018

  • Tina64

    Toll 👏🏼!

    • November 4, 2018

  • HeikoGerNL

    Very nice in the spring, because it is not so full

    translated byView Original
    • February 17, 2019

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    Nice look and great experience that everyone must have seen.

    translated byView Original
    • February 24, 2019

  • Daniel Vogelbacher

    Great destination for the whole family. When the weather is nice and the amount of water is large, the waterfall is very impressive.

    translated byView Original
    • February 25, 2019

  • Hans-Ulrich (Ueli)

    Gorgeous natural spectacle

    translated byView Original
    • May 12, 2019

  • DW

    Especially beautiful is the view from Laufen. There is also a large parking lot.

    translated byView Original
    • May 13, 2019


In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Laufen-Uhwiesen, Andelfingen, Zurich, Switzerland

Information

  • Elevation380 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Laufen-Uhwiesen

Discover

Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen