Jul 29, 2009

Rhine Falls



The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfalls in Europe.

The falls are located on the High Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Z├╝rich. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m³/s. The highest flow ever measured was 1,250 m³/s in 1965; and the lowest, 95 m³/s in 1921.

The falls cannot be climbed by fish, except by eels that are able to worm their way up over the rocks.



the island

The Rhine Falls seen from the Rhine



the river


the bridge


view at the other side


tourist boat

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5 comments:

Mari said...

Ang ganda ng lugar, Vicki. Nakakatakot yatang sumakay sa bangka, kasi malakas ang alon baka lumobog. LOL

Thanks for sharing your adventure to the falls.

mod said...

Kanindot....kahadlok....

Kanindot sa palibot uy...grabe!

pero kahadlok sa alon uy...sakaan man siguro ko ug kabuhi ana te.

Ylan said...

kanice sa photos vikay! glad to know nga u had time for laag-laag :)

kulbaan ko gatan-aw musakay sa boat para magtour sa falls/river haha!

ness said...

Awesome, Vicky!!
Tsada au!

Rolly said...

kakuyaw baya sa sulog ani oy, kuratan ta ani basig mahulog ta diha ug ianod, agoy, ambot asa kaha ka ipadpad.