The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Switzerland, Europe. The falls are located in northern Switzerland between the villages of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen/Dachsen next to the town of Schaffhausen .
They are 150 meters wide and 23 meters high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m3/s (8,800 cu ft. /s), while in the summer, the average water flow is 600 m3/s (21,000 cu ft/s).
The nearest community is Neuhausen am Rheinfall, where tourists can also view the Worth Castle. Boat trips can be taken up the Rhine to the falls and the Rheinfallfelsen. There are also viewing platforms with a spectacular view of the falls built on both sides of the Rhine. These are reached via steep and narrow stairs (access by fee on the Schloss Laufen side).
The Rhine Falls are easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport, SBB railway station "Neuhausen am Rheinfall" on the northern side of the falls and SBB railway station "Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall" on the southern banks of the river.