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Swistzerland panorama Rheinfall
Panorama of the Rhine Falls from the viewing platform "Känzeli" below Laufen Castle.
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The Rhine Falls (height: 23 m, width 150 m) are located near the city of Schaffhausen, between the villages Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen. The average flow rate amount in summer are 700 cubic metre per second. Apart from the Dettifoss Falls in Iceland (double in height, but only half of the quantity of water), the Rhine Fall is known as the biggest waterfall in Europe. The falls are divided by several hard rocks and are a set of three falls which are called, the Schaffhauser Falls, the Mühle Falls and the Zürcher Falls. The borderline of the two cantons of Zurich on the left riverside and Schaffhausen on the right riverside runs through the midst of the river and the falls. It is possible to take a boat trip to the famous rock "Rheinfallfelsen" in the middle of the falls with a short walk to the top.


Swistzerland panorama Rheinfall
Panorama of the Rhine Falls with Laufen Castle and the 177 metres long Rhine Falls railway bridge.
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Swistzerland panorama Rheinfall
Panorama of the Rhine Falls with Laufen castle (center) and Wörth Castle (right).
Wörth Castle is built on a small island. Today it is a restaurant, shop, fast food point and Rhine river boat terminal.
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