About Rhine Falls
Available: all year round.
Half Fare Card: 5 Sfr from Schaffhausen to the falls
Swiss Travel Pass: FREE from Schaffhausen to the falls
Boat trips and activities are payable locally
The largest waterfall in Europe is easily reached by a 10 minute bus ride from Schaffhausen. You will be richly rewarded by this natural wonder, which is at its most powerful in June/July. You can stand on platforms which are virtually in the middle of the falls and jut out over the Rhine. The castles of Laufen and Worth can be reached by boat.
Get to see the Rhine Falls up close - take a round trip in the Rhine Falls basin or a boat ride to the rocks in its midst and climb up the rock. Tickets payable locally.
30 minute trip to the rock - 20 Sfr
Shorter round trip (15 mins) - 7 Sfr
The history of the castle, Schloss Laufen, is closely linked with the history of the Rhine Falls. Enter the castle exhibition and embark on a journey through time. You'll also go within touching distance of the natural wonder of the Rhine Falls whilst on the adventure trail.
The castle offers a self service café and the table service Restaurant Castello. Enjoy seasonal dishes with products from the region in a delightful historical setting.
There are a number of souvenir shops close to the Rhine Falls, selling a variety of gifts and watches.
The falls are very easily reached by train or bus from the town of Schaffhausen - head for the Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall stop. From here is it a short walk to the visitor centre.