Located in the town of Neuhausen, south of Schaffhausen, in northern Switzerland, the Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe.

The water cascades down the 150 meters (450 ft) wide and 23 meters (75 ft) high Rhine Falls with an average flow of 700 m3 per second (25,000 cubic ft/sec).

The cataracts are a great escapade for adventure enthusiasts and tourists, who go to the falls to take a boat ride and visit the nearby Schloss Laufen castle. In fact, the castle makes for a backdrop of the falls from the viewing platforms built along the falls. Tourists can feel the mist from the rapids on the viewing platforms.

Browse through the slideshow to view the magnificent Rhine Falls of Europe.