Rhine Falls – The largest waterfall in Europe (Switzerland)

The Rhine Falls (German: Rheinfall) is the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on Neuhausen am Rheinfall , a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. It is 150m wide and 23m high. The Rhine falls were formed in the last ice age, approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago by erosion-resistant rocks narrowing the riverbed.

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 spectacular view of the falls built on both sides of the Rhine.

Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls - you can see the Worth Castle also
Rhine Falls – you can see the Worth Castle also
Laufen Castle at the top
Laufen Castle at the top
Boat trip to the Rhine Fall
Boat trip to the Rhine Falls
Boat trip to the Rhine Fall
Boat trip to the Rhine Falls
Worth Castle backside view
Worth Castle backside view
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls
Around the Rhine Falls

See this mobile restaurant which offers Samosa, Vada Pav, Idli Chutney etc. You can imagine the number of Indians visiting this place. An Idli Chutney is costing almost 500 Indian Rupees.

The mobile restaurant selling Indian snacks
The mobile restaurant selling Indian snacks
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Gallery – Lucerne (Switzerland)

Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland and a major center for transportation, communication and government of this region. It is located on the shore of Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldstattersee) with wonderful view of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps. The official language of Lucerne is German. Lucerne has long been a hot spot for tourists. The most famous landmark of the city is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th Century. This covered bridge was burned down on 18th August 1993. It was rebuilt in few months. The tower used as oubliette (a secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling) is still in original condition.

One should get around on foot to really enjoy this well preserved medieval town. Bicycles are available for rent at the central railway station.