Not exactly Niagara Falls, but just as beautiful and breathtaking! The Rhine Falls are a great excursion from Schaffhausen, which is a city not too far from Zurich. While the Rhine Falls are not known for their height, their width is spectacular. And on a sunny day, the spray from the falls create colorful rainbows all around.
If you’re interested in natural beauty, this is definitely a sight you’ll want to see (and don’t forget the camera!). Schaffhausen can be reached from Zurich fairly easily. Visitors can take the train to Schaffhausen direct from Zurich. From there, you can opt to walk along the river to Neuhausen (approximately 45mins.) or you can take the #1 or #6 bus from Schaffhausen to Neuhausen.
From Neuhausen the Rhine Falls are just a five minute walk away, there are signs posted along the route to help direct you to the falls. In all, it will take roughly 2 hours to reach the Rhine Falls from Zurich. Click here to learn more about the Rhine Falls.
This is a great day trip to do on your own or with the family, however, if you’re traveling with little ones, you may want to skip the walk along the river and simply hop on the bus to Neuhausen. Of course, that is totally up to you, the walk could be a great family bonding activity too!