A stroll around the Rheinfall


I’ve been to the Rheinfall about five times now. It’s the largest natural waterfall in all of Europe and I live just 20 minutes away from it! When I first arrived in Switzerland, I took a train that went right over the bridge and was able to see the beautiful Rheinfall. Quite a first impression! It’s located on the Rhine River in Neuhausen in the Schaffhausen canton of Switzerland. People can take a boat up to the rocks and climb up. The castle is called the Schloss Laufen. There’s a really nice trail that, with the connection of a bridge, winds nicely around the Rheinfall and the castle. I just went again a couple weeks ago and figured it was about time I shared a travel post and the Rheinfall with all of you. I love how at certain angles the rocks look as though they’re floating.



This guy has been here all but one of the times that I’ve been!










Comments

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
16 April 2011 - 5:40 am

Eva, it’s such a beautiful place! We just don’t have things so old and beautiful here in the US. Sigh…

Jojo
16 April 2011 - 12:17 pm

Wow, that’s so beautiful. I’ll definitely be visiting one day.

jenni-austria-germany
16 April 2011 - 3:23 pm

these photos are UNREAL!

Rachel Parker
16 April 2011 - 5:15 pm

Um, that’s amazingly beautiful! You’re totally making me want to come see Switzerland myself. And I’ve already been itching for a road trip!

RhΓ΄nya Holman
17 April 2011 - 3:38 am

Absolutely GORGEOUS photos all of it!

Sunshine and smiles to you… =(^.^)=

Misty :)
17 April 2011 - 4:02 pm

Wow! This place is absolutely gorgeous!! I so can’t wait to visit! This will DEFINITELY be one of the places I insist on visiting! lol This really makes me wish I could go visit some place over the summer now! I can see why you’ve gone at least 5 times now! I’d go more if it were me. Its just beautiful! Do you have to pay to go? Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!!

Abby
17 April 2011 - 7:38 pm

Have you ever climbed the rock in the middle? Because I really want to now!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}
18 April 2011 - 2:50 am

These photos are gorgeous. There is so much to see in the world!

julie | julie digs design
18 April 2011 - 6:25 am

It truly looks like those rocks are floating! So amazing and beautiful scenery…just adding this spot to the many trips i hope to take (one day). πŸ™‚

Eva
18 April 2011 - 3:40 pm

I definitely need to start posting more travel posts (especially since there are so many places from previous trips that I need to share)! Thanks everyone for your comments!!

Misty & Abby – You have to pay to go through the castle (on some days) and for the boats to take you to the rock. I’ve never been to the rock due to bad weather, it being too late, or just not being with the right people. Hopefully this summer that’ll change!

viv @ the eclectic life
18 April 2011 - 5:26 pm

Eva, these photos are unbelievable! I can hardly believe that you LIVE near this. It is gorgeous and so inspiring. You live in such an amazing part of the world!

Gloria
18 April 2011 - 9:41 pm

wow, what a magical place! i hope to be able to see it in person one day πŸ™‚

Alena
23 April 2011 - 5:40 pm

Oh my goodness. These pictures are amazing!! I can’t believe you only live 20 minutes from this–I am sooo jealous πŸ™‚

Laloofah
25 July 2011 - 2:38 am

Wow, I missed this one, glad you linked to it in your recent post! That second photo, with the castle, the boat, the bridge and the falls, is nothing short of magical. It looks like a place out of Lord of the Rings… like Rivendell. πŸ™‚ Is that a glass elevator on the outside of that castle tower? The observation area on top of that rock would be an amazing place to stand. I don’t know if that’s a crane, but I love your bird friend! πŸ™‚ All of your photos are wonderful, love the one with the sunshine on the falls and the mists rising behind the rocks…

And the pair of tunnel photos – terrific! I want to follow those tracks and that cobblestone street to wherever they lead!

Eva
25 July 2011 - 11:04 am

Laloofah – That is a glass elevator which I haven’t had the pleasure of riding yet. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to get the full experience of the Rhienfall including the boat ride, climbing the rock, and all! One day I think I saw a table with chairs in there, someone had planned a romantic dinner! And yup, good call.. that bird that is always there is a crane. The tracks lead to Zurich (when facing that way) and the street leads into an area where you can look down upon the Rheinfall and/or go on the elevator or down some stairs to get a close-up view of the Rheinfall. Thank you for checking out this post & your super nice words, as always! : )

Laloofah
30 July 2011 - 3:59 am

Thanks for the fun extra info, Eva! (I’ll bet your right about the purpose of the table and chairs set up in the glass elevator! Sweet). πŸ™‚





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