Destination Rhine Falls In Switzerland: Europe’s Largest Waterfall For Adventure Travel (PHOTOS)

   on March 27 2012 9:24 AM
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    Tourists stand under a Swiss national flag on a rock in between the Rhine Falls in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen June 22, 2009. Located in northern Switzerland, the Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A man stands on a visitor platform beside the Rhine Falls in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen March 26, 2012. The Rhine Falls are the largest falls in Europe, with an average flow of 700 m3 per second (25,000 cubic ft/sec) the water cascades down the cataracts, which are 150 meters (450 ft) wide and 23 meters (75 ft) high. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A tourist vessel sails in front of the Rhine Falls in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen June 22, 2009. The cataracts are a great escapade for adventure enthusiasts and tourists, who visit the falls to take a boat ride and visit the nearby Schloss Laufen castle. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A general view shows of the Rhine Falls and the medieval Schloss Laufen castle in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen May 6, 2008. The castle makes for a backdrop of the falls from the viewing platforms built along the falls. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A general view shows of the Rhine Falls and the medieval Schloss Laufen castle in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen May 6, 2008. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A couple stands in front of the Rhine Falls in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen May 6, 2008. The viewing platforms let tourists feel the mist of the rapids. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A general view shows the Rhine Falls in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen May 6, 2008. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
  • Rhine Falls, Switzerland
    A general view shows the Rhine Falls and Schloss Laufen castle in the town of Neuhausen south of Schaffhausen March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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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.

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