Rhine Falls – Switzerland

What an unexpected day trip! One evening I decided to do some research of places to see in Switzerland. I stumbled upon some images of Rhine Falls and was immediately intrigued. Days later I was on my way there.

Note: If you are travelling on a Swiss Travel Pass, check whether it is regional or includes the entire country. I accidentally bought a regional ticket and on the way back had to buy a separate ticket from Zurich to Bern. That single ticket for an hour journey cost over £40 – Expensive doesn’t quite say it. But to be fair, the train conductor was super nice and could have fined me for not having a ticket which would have been up to £300. I got off easy! In this unfortunate situation, the SSB mobile app had also saved me a further £10.

Taken in-between the bridge at the top and the lake at the bottom.

How to Get There

From Zurich take the train to Neuhausen Rheinfall and follow the signs down a gentle sloping pathway and you’re there. Allow several hours to explore the falls as there are many angles to enjoy.

Taken just a couple of steps down from the starting point – WOW!

Although I personally didn’t take a boat ride, it is an available option. I watched a boat load of people get off at the centre rock where they then climbed up for an even better view of the falls. I am not sure of the price or the safety but it seemed popular and wet.

Messed around with my camera settings for this one – That rock in the middle is the one you can reach from the boat

As I was enjoying myself so much, I decided I wanted to see more of the falls. I decided to pay the CHF 5 for viewpoint access. Money well spent! There was a breathtaking view every way I turned. I was spoilt for choice.

Hours later I was ready for a break so headed to the lake to sit and enjoy the view, and set up my trusty camera and tripod for a picture. It was quite busy but it’s easy to find a quiet spot.

Not the most flattering outfit especially with a sunburn almost matching the colour haha

Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe so if you happen to be in Switzerland for whatever reason and can spare a day or even a half day if you’re organised, get yourself there. You will not regret it! You can thank me later.

Note to Solo Travellers and Travel Bloggers

If you intend to set up your camera and tripod, make sure to get there early enough to avoid the crowds because it is almost impossible to find a good spot without 10-50 people pushing and shoving to take your place. Apart from the steps and some pathways, the ground can be very uneven so watch your step and don’t lose your valuable gear. I wish I had a friend to take the pics for me because I felt like I missed out on some stunning shots but hey ho I still had a fabulous time.

Travel with Siobhan

My name is Siobhan. I am a travel/photography/writer enthusiast. I discovered my passion whilst living and working in China. Since then I have travelled many countries and will continue to do so until I have seen and done everything my heart desires. Living is travelling, travelling is living!

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