For 40 years, the mill-wheel at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen has turned lively in the water; now it was time for a new one. The new bucket wheel made of regional oak wood has a diameter of 5.20 meters, a weight of 4.5 tons and consists of rims and spokes made of 30 shovels. It was transported in two parts from the workshop in Beringen to the Rhine Falls and put together on site.
April 11, 2017
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.
February 24, 2019
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