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Rhine waterfall

Local name: Rheinfall

Rheinfall or Rhyfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, located on the River Rhine, its height is 23 meters, width 150 meters. Viewing platforms are located on both sides, and the waterfall can also be reached by boat.

Tourists can admire the waterfall from the observation deck of the nearby Laufen Castle, eager to get to the other side of the river aboard a water taxi. In the immediate vicinity there is also the Wörth Castle, with its characteristic white facade and round towers surrounding the entrance gate.

The geological processes responsible for the rise of Rheinfall took place already in the Ice Age. In ancient times, water mills were built on the waterfall (in its northern part). However, in the period from the 17th to the 19th century, a blast furnace was erected nearby, which was used for smelting iron ore.

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Rheinfallquai 8212 Laufen-Uhwiesen, Switzerland